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DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Urea Channels in H. pylori

Caption: This diagram shows the first-ever glimpse of the six-molecule ring of urea channels embedded in the membrane of a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Understanding the structure of the urea channels will allow researchers to design future drugs to target this bacteria, which harm hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Credit: Hartmut Luecke / UC Irvine

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