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Princeton University

Structure of an Enzyme That Slices Foreign Invaders

Caption: Researchers at Princeton have deciphered the 3-D structure of RNase L, an enzyme that slices through RNA and is a first responder in the innate immune system. The structure contains two subunits, represented in red as two parts of a pair of scissors. Illustration by Sneha Rath. Inset courtesy of Science.

Credit: Sneha Rath

Usage Restrictions: Credit: Illustration by Sneha Rath. Inset courtesy of Science.

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