Thursday, April 18, 2013
Researchers from The University of Tokyo have used porous metal complexes dubbed crystalline
sponges to enable X-ray crystallography of natural small molecules that do not
readily crystallize.1 The group is forming a company to extend the
method to large peptides and proteins.
Baas, T. SciBX 6(15); doi:10.1038/scibx.2013.355
Published online April 18, 2013
1. Inokuma, Y. et al.
Nature; published online March 27, 2013; doi:10.1038/nature11990
Contact: Makoto Fujita, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2. Stallforth, P. &
Clardy, J. Nature 495, 456-457 (2013)
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Rigaku Corp., Tokyo, Japan
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan