Resonant X-ray scattering of biological assemblies

Sintu Rongpipi, Joshua T. Del Mundo, Enrique D. Gomez, Esther W. Gomez

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Understanding the relationship between structure and function for biological assemblies can guide identification of new therapeutics, design of biomaterials, and development of biotechnological processes. Resonant X-ray scattering provides a chemically-specific approach to characterize complex biological structures based on anomalous or resonant scattering from a specific element or chemical moiety. Anomalous or resonant diffraction can provide structural details with high atomic resolution, while resonant X-ray scattering can provide structural details with lower resolution through tender or soft X-rays. Here, we review applications, challenges, and opportunities for resonant X-ray scattering in the field of structural biology. Graphic abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMRS Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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