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Tsetse Fly and Key Enzyme (Cathepsin B)

Caption: This image depicts a tsetse fly coupled with the structure of the key enzyme (cathepsin B) that enables the single-celled parasite that causes African trypanosomiasis (or sleeping sickness) in humans.

Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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