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Molecular Bracelet

Molecular Bracelet
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Eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF) complex (first structure in the NMR ensemble in Protein Data Bank entry 1rf8) in which eIF4E, shown with blue ribbons, is completely encircled by eIF4G, shown with yellow ribbons and red molecular surface. The surface is clipped and capped, and boundaries are highlighted with silhouette edges of width 2.5. For more details on how to create the image, see the molecular bracelet tutorial.

For more information on this interesting structure, see:

Ribosome loading onto the mRNA cap is driven by conformational coupling between eIF4G and eIF4E. Gross JD, Moerke NJ, von der Haar T, Lugovskoy AA, Sachs AB, McCarthy JE, Wagner G. Cell. 2003 Dec 12;115(6):739-50.

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