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  • Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers have revealed the structure of a multi-protein complex called the NAIP5-NLRC4 inflammasome, which helps identify invading bacteria.
    Nicole Haloupek/UC Berkeley/Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers have revealed the structure of a multi-protein complex called the NAIP5-NLRC4 inflammasome, which helps identify invading bacteria.
  • Invading bacteria leave behind bits of protein (red) that are inspected by a mouse immune system protein called NAIP5 (yellow), which recruits a second immune protein (blue), forming a structure called an inflammasome.
    Russell Vance Lab/UC Berkeley/Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Invading bacteria leave behind bits of protein (red) that are inspected by a mouse immune system protein called NAIP5 (yellow), which recruits a second immune protein (blue), forming a structure called an inflammasome.
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