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Analyzing Chromosomes, Ion Channels and Novel Nucleic Acid Structures by AFM
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop: "Scanning Probe Microscopies and Molecular Materials"
  • Eric Henderson, Iowa State University
  • Linda Ambrosio, Iowa State University
  • Curtis Mosher, Iowa State University
  • Daniel Jondle, Iowa State University
  • Elis Stanley, National Institutes of Health
  • Philip Haydon, Iowa State University
  • Thomas Marsh, Iowa State University
  • James Vesenka, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Conference Title
NATO Advanced Research Workshop: "Scanning Probe Microscopies and Molecular Materials"
Conference Date
May 29-June 3, 1994
Geolocation
(47.6793162, 11.750017500000013)
Abstract

The atomic force microscope (AFM) is proving to be a powerful tool for analysis of biological samples. We provide three examples of the application of AFM to the study of biological questions. First, polytene chromosomes from Drosophila are imaged and manipulated by the AFM. Second, the localization of calcium channels on the release face of a nerve terminal is described. Finally, analyses of a new form of DNA, the G-wire, is presented. These examples illustrate the wide variety of biological questions to which AFM can contribute.

Comments

This is a proceeding from NATO Advanced Research Workshop: "Scanning Probe Microscopies and Molecular Materials" (1994): 1.

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Language
en
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Citation Information
Eric Henderson, Linda Ambrosio, Curtis Mosher, Daniel Jondle, et al.. "Analyzing Chromosomes, Ion Channels and Novel Nucleic Acid Structures by AFM" Schloss Ringberg, Tegernsee, GermanyProceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop: "Scanning Probe Microscopies and Molecular Materials" (1994) p. 1 - 6
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric-henderson/44/