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γ-Secretase: a horseshoe structure brings good luck.
Cell.Jul 17, 2014;158(2):247-9.
Wolfe MS, Selkoe DJ.
Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The intramembrane protease γ-secretase is a key player in signaling and Alzheimer's disease, but its structural features have remained obscure. A structure reported recently reveals a horseshoe-shaped arrangement of 19 transmembrane helices and an extracellular domain positioned for substrate recognition. This advance bodes well for a finer resolution before long.