Protein crystallography

1958-1959 Protein crystallography

The book of science

Tom Sharp

John Kendrew, Max Perutz chemistry

Protein crystallography

The structure of myoglobin

The structure of hemoglobin


It would be difficult to overestimate the difficulty of this work. It took Dorothy Hodgkin 35 years to fuss out the structure of insulin. Kendrew and Perutz had to devise innovative tricks and techniques to get from a frozen block of protein sufficient information about these complex structures.

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