Acetylcholine binding protein

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Lymnaea acetylcholine-binding protein pentamer complex with acetylcholine (PDB code 3wip)

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Hansen SB, Sulzenbacher G, Huxford T, Marchot P, Taylor P, Bourne Y. Structures of Aplysia AChBP complexes with nicotinic agonists and antagonists reveal distinctive binding interfaces and conformations. EMBO J. 2005 Oct 19;24(20):3635-46. Epub 2005 Sep 29. PMID:16193063
  3. 3.0 3.1 Olsen JA, Balle T, Gajhede M, Ahring PK, Kastrup JS. Molecular recognition of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine by an acetylcholine binding protein reveals determinants of binding to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 17;9(3):e91232. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091232. eCollection, 2014. PMID:24637639 doi:
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