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Scripps Research Institute

Protein M Study

Caption: A team led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute has discovered an unusual bacterial protein that -- to the scientists' surprise -- attaches to virtually any antibody, possibly helping bacteria establish long-term infections. Compared to thousands of known structures, this protein appears to be unique.

Credit: Photo courtesy of The Scripps Research Institute.

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