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Outer membrane protein A of Escherichia coli inserts and folds into lipid bilayersby a concerted mechanism

Outer membrane protein A of Escherichia coli inserts and folds into lipid bilayersby a concerted mechanism


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KLEINSCHMIDT, Jörg H., Tanneke den BLAAUWEN, Arnold J. M. DRIESSEN, Lukas K. TAMM, 1999. Outer membrane protein A of Escherichia coli inserts and folds into lipid bilayersby a concerted mechanism. In: Biochemistry. 38(16), pp. 5006-5016. ISSN 0006-2960. eISSN 1520-4995

@article{Kleinschmidt1999Outer-7724, title={Outer membrane protein A of Escherichia coli inserts and folds into lipid bilayersby a concerted mechanism}, year={1999}, doi={10.1021/bi982465w}, number={16}, volume={38}, issn={0006-2960}, journal={Biochemistry}, pages={5006--5016}, author={Kleinschmidt, Jörg H. and Blaauwen, Tanneke den and Driessen, Arnold J. M. and Tamm, Lukas K.} }

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