Brominated lipids identify lipid binding sites on the surfaces of the reaction center from Rhodobacter sphaeroides

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From: Biochemistry(Vol. 46, Issue 11)
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Document Type: Article
Length: 58 words

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Brominated phospholipids are used to distinguish between lipid and detergent binding sites on the surface of a typical [alpha]-helical membrane protein and the reaction centers isolated from Rhodobacter sphaeroides are cocrystallized with added brominated phospholipids. The X-ray structural analysis has shown the presence of two lipid binding sites from the characteristic strong X-ray scattering from the bromine atoms.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A164615048