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Fertility hormone in repose

Egg and sperm development are triggered when follicle-stimulating hormone binds to its receptor. A three-dimensional structural snapshot reveals how the hormone slots into its receptor, and how specificity of binding is ensured.

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Figure 1: Hormones and receptors: keys and locks.

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Dias, J. Fertility hormone in repose. Nature 433, 203–204 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/433203a

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