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Secondary and tertiary structure. To the left, the beta-pleated sheets are shown (the blue arrows indicate the orientation), the alpha-helix portions are labelled red. The figure to the right is a so-called 'space-fill' representation. It depicts the molecular surface at atomic resolution but gives no details of the molecule's interior. Exposed amino acid residues are coloured. The figures stem from the

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