Two-dimensional rhodopsin crystals from disk membranes of frog retinal rod outer segments.

Journal Article

Two-dimensional crystals of rhodopsin have been prepared from purified frog disk membranes by using the detergent Tween 80. The space group of the orthorhombic crystals is p22121; the unit cell dimensions are 47 X 151 A. Projection maps of negatively stained preparations have been calculated to a resolution of approximately 22 A. The rhodopsin molecules are associated as dimers that appear to be slightly sigmoidal and are 20-25 A in width and 70-80 A in length.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Corless, JM; McCaslin, DR; Scott, BL

Published Date

  • February 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1116 - 1120

PubMed ID

  • 6175962

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States