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The class I histocompatibility antigen from human cell membranes has two structural motifs: the membrane-proximal end of the glycoprotein contains two domains with immunoglobulin-folds that are paired in a novel manner, and the region distal from the membrane is a platform of eight antiparallel beta-strands topped by alpha-helices. A large groove between(More)
Most of the polymorphic amino acids of the class I histocompatibility antigen, HLA-A2, are clustered on top of the molecule in a large groove identified as the recognition site for processed foreign antigens. Many residues critical for T-cell recognition of HLA are located in this site, in positions allowing them to serve as ligands to processed antigens.(More)
Preliminary electron density maps of the large and the small ribosomal particles from halophilic and thermophilic sources, phased by the isomorphous replacement method, have been constructed at intermediate resolution. These maps contain features comparable in size with what is expected for the corresponding particles, and their packing arrangements are in(More)
Crystals, diffracting best to around 3 A, have been grown from intact large and small ribosomal subunits. The bright synchrotron radiation necessary for the collection of the higher-resolution X-ray diffraction data introduces significant decay even at cryo temperatures. Nevertheless, owing to the reasonable isomorphism of the recently improved crystals of(More)
An electron density map of the large ribosomal subunit from Bacillus stearothermophilus was obtained at 26 A resolution by single isomorphous replacement (SIR) from a derivative formed by specific quantitative labeling with a dense undecagold cluster. For derivatization, a monofunctional reagent of this cluster was bound to a sulfhydryl group of a purified(More)
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