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Contact: Andreas Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Small Peptide at its Binding Site at the Proteasome

Caption: The tiny alpha-keto-aldehyde-peptide fits a specific site on the proteasome like a key going into a lock and blocks the proteasome. However, unlike other inhibitors, the reaction of these two groups is reversible: The key can be removed from the lock and the proteasome can resume its work.

Credit: Prof. Dr. Michael Groll / TUM

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