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Fig. 3 | Retrovirology

Fig. 3

From: Myristoylation drives dimerization of matrix protein from mouse mammary tumor virus

Fig. 3

Organization of MMTV MA molecules in the crystal unit. a Schematic illustration of two dimer-forming MA molecules (red and green) that are connected with the neighboring dimer (grey) by swapping two myristoyl groups (red and grey). b Cartoon diagram illustrating the MA tetramer in an orientation perpendicular to the two-fold axis of symmetry. The color of individual myristoyl groups follows the same color scheme as in a. c Positions of both myristoyl groups in the hydrophobic pocket formed by the dimer interface are virtually identical regardless of the MA subunit to which they are covalently attached

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