Structural biologyStructural biology
is the scientific
study of the structure of the components of biological cells. This includes DNA
structure and protein
structure. Protein structure is often analyzed by X-ray crystallography
The importance of structural biology lies in that structure and function are closely related. Knowing the structure of very complex molecules- particularly proteins- allows insight into how these molecules work.
- See also: protein folding
- External link: Nature Structural Biology magazine