David W Chester

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We propose a new method for single-particle reconstruction, which should be generally applicable to structure determination for membrane proteins. After reconstitution into a small spherical vesicle, a membrane protein takes a particular orientation relative to the membrane normal, and its position in the projected image of the vesicle directly defines two(More)
We report here the first three-dimensional structure of the type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP(3)R). From cryo-electron microscopic images of purified receptors embedded in vitreous ice, a three-dimensional structure was determined by use of standard single particle reconstruction techniques. The structure is strikingly different from that of(More)
The single-particle reconstruction problem of electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) is to find the three-dimensional structure of a macromolecule given its two-dimensional noisy projection images at unknown random directions. Ab initio estimates of the 3D structure are often obtained by the "Angular Reconstitution" method, in which a coordinate system is(More)
Solar thermal, thermoelectric, and thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems have high maximum theoretical efficiencies; experimental systems fall short because of losses by selective solar absorbers and TPV selective emitters. To improve these critical components, we study a class of materials known as cermets. While our approach is completely general, the most(More)
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