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Research Article

Bacterial Inclusion Bodies Contain Amyloid-Like Structure

  • Lei Wang,

    Affiliation: Structural Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Samir K Maji,

    Affiliation: Structural Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Michael R Sawaya,

    Affiliations: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, University of California, Los Angeles–Department of Energy (UCLA-DOE) Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • David Eisenberg,

    Affiliations: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, University of California, Los Angeles–Department of Energy (UCLA-DOE) Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Roland Riek mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: roland.riek@phys.chem.ethz.ch

    Affiliations: Structural Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

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  • Published: August 05, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060195

About the Authors

Lei Wang, Samir K Maji, Roland Riek
Structural Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Michael R Sawaya, David Eisenberg
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Michael R Sawaya, David Eisenberg
University of California, Los Angeles–Department of Energy (UCLA-DOE) Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Roland Riek
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: roland.riek@phys.chem.ethz.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

LW and RR conceived and designed the experiments. LW, SM, and MRS performed the experiments. LW, SM, MRS, DE, and RR analyzed the data. LW, DE, and RR wrote the paper.