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A greasy grip

How do the lipids and proteins of the cell membrane interact to create a functioning barrier for the cell? A high-resolution structure of a membrane protein reveals intimate contacts with its lipid neighbours.

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Figure 1: Annular lipids.

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Lee, A. A greasy grip. Nature 438, 569–570 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/438569a

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