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A rational route to probing membrane proteins

Amy E Keating

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MIT Department of Biology, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Genome Biology 2007, 8:214  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-5-214

Published: 31 May 2007

Abstract

A recent report describes the design of short peptides that bind specifically to transmembrane regions of integrins, providing an exciting tool for probing the biology of membrane proteins.