BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A molecular model of the YiiP zinc transporter protein with bound zinc ions (red spheres). Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have deciphered the atomic-level structure of a cell-membrane protein that regulates the movement of zinc ions into and out of cells. Details of the structure may help scientists better understand the crucial role zinc plays in many biological process, from nerve cell communication to insulin regulation.
Model release not required. Property release not required.