The crystal structure of insulin I. The investigation of air-dried insulin crystals.

  title={The crystal structure of insulin I. The investigation of air-dried insulin crystals.},
  author={Dorothy Crowfoot},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A - Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={580 - 602}
  • D. Crowfoot
  • Published 1938
  • Materials Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A - Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The crystal structure of insulin is of interest not only in itself but as part of the wider problem of protein structure considered as a whole. The early X-ray work on protein fibres gave strong support to the original chemical theories of the existence of polypeptide chains as the essential backbone of the protein molecule. The comparatively small spacings of 3-4, 4∙5 and 10-11 A which are most prominent on a large section of X-ray photographs of the scleroproteins are easily interpretable in… Expand

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