Single-Particle Cryo-EM of Membrane Proteins in Lipid Nanodiscs

Valeria Kalienkova, Carolina Alvadia, Vanessa Clerico Mosina, Cristina Paulino*

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Single-particle cryo-electron microscopy has become an indispensable technique in structural biology. In particular when studying membrane proteins, it allows the use of membrane-mimicking tools, which can be crucial for a comprehensive understanding of the structure-function relationship of the protein in its native environment. In this chapter we focus on the application of nanodiscs and use our recent studies on the TMEM16 family as an example.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExpression, Purification, and Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins
EditorsCamilo Perez, Timm Maier
Place of Publication New York
PublisherHumana, New York, NY
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-0716-0373-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-0716-0372-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Cryo-EM
  • Single particle analysis
  • nanodiscs
  • membrane proteins
  • structural biology

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