X-ray crystallography and NMR reveal complementary views of structure and dynamics

Nat Struct Biol. 1997 Oct;4 Suppl:862-5.


X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are not competing techniques, but rather they complement each other. Taken together they can provide an atomic detail picture of macromolecular structure and dynamics which can be used to obtain an understanding of life processes at the molecular level.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Binding Sites
  • Crystallography, X-Ray / methods*
  • Immunoglobulin G / chemistry
  • Models, Molecular
  • Models, Structural
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular / methods*
  • Protein Conformation*


  • Immunoglobulin G