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March Molecule of the Month
AvrB bound with UDP-rhamnose and RIN4 C-NOI motif
crystal structure of Hyp mutant from Hypoxylon sp. E7406B
Cryo-EM structure of the nucleosome containing Nr5a2 motif at SHL+5.5
Structure of DNA binding domain of McrBC endonuclease bound to hemimethylated DNA: L68F mutant
Crystal structure of human GCN5 histone acetyltransferase domain
Cryo-EM structure of human XKR8-basigin complex in lipid nanodisc
Protomer 1 and 2 of the asymmetry trimer of the Cul2-Rbx1-EloBC-FEM1B ubiquitin ligase complex
Cloprosetnol bound Thromboxane A2 receptor-Gq Protein Complex
The cryo-EM structure of human sphingomyelin synthase-related protein in complex with ceramide/phosphoethanolamine
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Molecule of the Month
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