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University of Washington - Health Sciences/UW News, Community Relations & Marketing
Caption: A small chunk of protein (red) bound to the Epstein-Barr virus target protein (gray) was extended to make a much longer protein, left, and then designed to have a rigid folded structure, right, for tight and specific interactions with the target.
Credit: UW Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute
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