Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: University of Illinois biophysics professor Klaus Schulten (right) and postdoctoral researcher James Gumbart used cryo-EM images as well as detailed structural information about the ribosome and other molecules to construct an atom-by-atom model of the system that threads a growing protein into the cellular membrane.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
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