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Structural Mechanism Shows How Transferrin Receptor Binds Multiple Ligands and Sheds Light on a Hereditary Iron Disease

  • Published: December 22, 2003
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0000029

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Mechanism for Multiple Ligand Recognition by the Human Transferrin Receptor

Anthony M Giannetti, Peter M Snow, Olga Zak, Pamela J Björkman
Research Article | published 22 Dec 2003 | PLOS Biology
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