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The inner workings of an optogenetic tool

Structure of channelrhodopsin 2 (Volkov et al. Science 358, 24 Nov 2017, doi 10.1126/science.aan8862)

Structure of the human MHC-I peptide-loading complex:

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Structure of the human MHC-I peptide-loading complex

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Biophysiker erhält den Adolf Messer Stiftungspreis

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