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Membrane enzyme cuts a fine figure

Malfunction of presenilin enzymes, which cleave proteins in cell membranes, can lead to Alzheimer's disease. A crystal structure of a microbial presenilin provides insights into the workings of this enzyme family. See Article p.56

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Figure 1: Architecture of a presenilin enzyme.


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