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Lipid gymnastics

Crystal structures of the bacterial protein PglK uncover structural features that suggest how the protein 'flips' lipid-bound oligosaccharide molecules from one side of the cell membrane to the other. See Article p.433

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Figure 1: Proposed PglK flippase mechanism.

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Verchère, A., Menon, A. Lipid gymnastics. Nature 524, 420–422 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature15202

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