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'Y' a protein unicorn might matter in glaucoma

20:00 EDT 18 Oct 2017 | AAAS

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A protein shaped like a 'Y' makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The Y is a centerpiece in myocilin, binding four other components nicknamed propellers together like balloons on strings.

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