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University of Minnesota

RNA Ligase Enzyme

Caption: 3-D structure of the evolved enzyme (an RNA ligase), using 10 overlaid snapshots. In the top region, the overlays show the range of bending and folding flexibility in the amino acid chain that forms the molecule. The two gray balls are zinc ions.

Credit: University of Minnesota / Peggy Rinard

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