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An image of PDB entry 1aon viewed with the Swiss-Pdb Viewer. This program offers functions such as comparison of alignments of multiple structures and determining distances between atoms.

PDB ID: 1aon
Xu, Z., Horwich, A.L., Sigler, P.B. (1997): The crystal structure of the asymmetric GroEL-GroES-(ADP)7 chaperonin complex.
Nature 388, pp. 741.