Three-dimensional arrangement of the cell wall protein of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius.

  title={Three-dimensional arrangement of the cell wall protein of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius.},
  author={J. F. Deatherage and Kenneth A. Taylor and Linda A Amos},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  volume={167 4},
The three-dimensional structure of the S-layer that surrounds the bacterium Sulfolobus acidocaldarius is described in detail. Pieces of the S-layer, which are two-dimensional crystals with p6 symmetry, have been studied by crystallographic analysis of electron micrographs of tilted specimens. In the density map, each asymmetric unit appears to consist of several domains connected by strong hinges. On the basis of the ragged appearance of the structure at torn edges, we now suggest that the… CONTINUE READING