SOD Scientists Published in Nature

SOD scientists co-author Nature article describing major breakthrough in the fields of virus assembly and biological nanomotors. The research by U of California-Berkeley scientists, conducted in collaboration with SOD scientists Paul Jardine, Shelley Grimes and Dwight Anderson (Diagnostic/ Biological Sciences-Institute of Molecular Virology), is appeared in the Jan. 22, 2009 issue of Nature.

The article reports on the never-before-witnessed individual mechanical steps of a molecular machine as it packages virus DNA into a protein shell. The findings – seen at a resolution approaching the level of the atom – provide new insights into the workings of a broad class of molecular machines that perform a variety of crucial functions within every living cell. The article “Intersubunit coordination in a homoeric ring ATPase” is available for review ahead of print publication at Nature Advance Online Publications.
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