Protein folding problem solved?

murphy kenneth p kpmurphy at
Sat Jun 10 10:30:58 EST 1995

In article <3rcbb4$cee at>,
Simon Brocklehurst (Bioc) <smb18 at> wrote:
>rvenable at (Rick Venable) writes:
>> Given that the crystal is a somewhat artificial environment,
>  Sorry, can't let you get away with saying that - too many people 
>will believe what you're saying.  Crystal structures of proteins are,
>for the most part, excellent models for the structure in solution.
>|  ,_ o     Simon M. Brocklehurst,
>| /  //\,   Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences
>|   \>> |   Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford,
>|    \\,    Oxford, UK.
>|           E-mail: smb at

To which one might add that proteins in crystals practically *are* in solution
since the percentage solvent is so high.


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