Image provided by Xudong Guan, Core Facilities
Research funded by the Institute for Genomic Biology
This image shows a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrum, a representation of how atoms within a molecule respond to a magnetic field. NMR spectra are very important for discovering the structure of organic compounds and proteins. They are also very useful in studying the interactions between drug molecule and target protein, information that can then be used for the structure-based drug design.