Precious Bodily Fluids Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Precious Bodily Fluids
Description:
This computer-generated image (hi-res version) shows a cross-section of a cell wall, with the inside of the cell below and the aqueous environment above. Theoretical biophysicists used a supercomputer to show how the aquaporin protein molecule forms channels that pass water molecules--the small blue "V"s--into the cell, but block protons (not shown). To find out more, see Precious Bodily Fluids.
Image:
image credit: Emad Tajkhorshid and Klaus Schulten, Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; <a href= "http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/aquaporins/" target="_blank"> image source</a>
image credit: Emad Tajkhorshid and Klaus Schulten, Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/aquaporinlarge7-30-07.jpg
Featured:
August 16, 2007 - September 1, 2007