life sciences

Cryo-electron tomography: imaging flagellar motor protein structures

Flagella are filamentous protein complexes found on many bacteria and some eukaryotic cells. Imaging techniques such as cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET), are evolving to get a better grasp on how these complex motor proteins function and participate in sensory chain reactions. In this post, we will look at some recent studies and how imaging techniques have evolved to get in-depth insights into protein structures, such as flagellar motor systems.