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  • Difficult dance steps: Team learns how membrane transporter moves

    Postdoctoral researcher Mahmoud Moradi, left, and biochemistry professor Emad Tajkhorshid discovered how a transporter protein changes its shape to shuttle other molecules across the cell membrane.

    Postdoctoral researcher Mahmoud Moradi, left, and biochemistry professor Emad Tajkhorshid discovered how a transporter protein changes its shape to shuttle other molecules across the cell membrane.

     

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  • Editor's note: To reach Emad Tajkhorshid (pronounced uh-MOD tazh-CORE-shid), call 217-244-6914; email tajkhors@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Mechanistic Picture for Conformational Transition of a Membrane Transporterat Atomic Resolution,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.