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A molecular machine in action

From the protein crystallography beamline at Berkeley Labs Advanced Light Source: an action shapshot the Rho transcription factor from E. coli.

The orange spiral in the middle is a strand of RNA, and Rho is everything else.

 


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPQ0OnlfkkA)

(h/t Technology Review blog)

2 Responses to “A molecular machine in action”

  1. John P Says:

    This looks like an animation to me, not a movie of a live process. Is this some kind of hybrid of CGI and live action?

    [Undoubtedly. see http://www.internetchemie.info/news/2009/nov09/rho-transcription-termination-factor.html -jsh]

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