Region-Based Contrast Transfer Function correction for Electron Microscopy Images

University essay from KTH/Skolan för teknik och hälsa (STH)

Abstract:

Electron crystallography is one of the methods for determining the structure of membrane proteins. However, the resolution that we get from electron crystallography of membrane proteins is limited by crystal disorder and inaccurate determination of contrast transfer function (CTF) parameters. To overcome these problems, we applied single particle refinement with local averaging for long range variation of the crystals and local region-based CTF correction for the tilted images. These two corrections are done on the Melibiose Permease (MelB) data sets and a resolution of 8.6Å is reported.

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