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The biological unit of L-chain horse apoferritin

PDB ID: 1aew
Hempstead, P. D., Yewdall, S. J., Fernie, A. R., Lawson, D. M., Artymiuk, P. J., Rice, D. W., Ford, G. C., Harrison, P. M. (1997): Comparison of the three-dimensional structures of recombinant human H and horse L ferritins at high resolution. J. Mol. Biol. 268, p. 424.