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Protein Crystal Malic Enzyme
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Abstract: Malic Enzyme is a target protein for drug design because it is a key protein in the life cycle of intestinal parasites. After 2 years of effort on Earth, investigators were unable to produce any crystals that were of high enough quality and for this reason the structure of this important protein could not be determined. Crystals obtained from one STS-50 were of superior quality allowing the structure to be determined. This is just one example why access to space is so vital for these studies. Principal Investigator is Larry DeLucas.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1992
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Publication Information: Marshall Image Exchange (MiX) - NASA MSFC
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