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Dimer of two mouse neuroligin-1 cholinesterase-like domains (magenta and cyan) in complex with two neurexin-beta1 LNS6 domains (salmon and yellow) and Ca+2 ions (green) 3b3q

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3D Structures of Neuroligin



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