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Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Charged Amino Acids Form Connections between Protein Segments

Caption: Like the teeth of a zipper, the charged amino acids (red, blue) form connections between protein segments. In this way, they can form pores in the cell membrane.

Credit: (Figure: KIT)

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