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Lipopolysaccharide rolls out the barrel

Two crystal structures of the LptD–LptE protein complex reveal how the cell-wall component lipopolysaccharide is delivered and inserted into the external leaflet of the bacterial outer membrane. See Article p.52 & Letter p.108

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Figure 1: Structure of the LptD–LptE protein complex.


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Bishop, R. Lipopolysaccharide rolls out the barrel. Nature 511, 37–38 (2014).

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