BER researchers use structural biology and imaging resources to advance their research goals toward improved bioenergy use and understanding biological and environmental systems, thereby strengthening the nation’s bioeconomy.
Structures of dirigent proteins (DPs) and enzymes with DP-like domains advance efforts to understand the biochemical roles DPs play in the coupling reactions leading to important plant compounds.
Multiscale X-ray techniques shed light on interactions between Escherichia coli DNA and the DNA-binding protein HU, which could eventually inform strategies to control microbial behavior.
Neutron scattering and molecular simulations reveal effects of tetrahydrofuran-water pretreatment on the nanoscale architecture of plant biomass.
New technique uses lanthanide-binding tags and X-ray fluorescence to image proteins in three dimensions with nanoscale resolution.
Team discovers ancient form of the enzyme and uses x-ray crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering data to study how its structure changes during different activities.
X-ray and cryo-electron microscopy reveal the structure of Hsp104, a fungal protein known as a chaperone, which helps the natural folding processes of proteins for proper cell function.
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