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4AHX: Flo5a Showing a Trinuclear Gadolinium Cluster on ITS Surface
Chembiochem (2012) 13 p.2187-2190
Protein-bound contrast: The unusual observation of a heptanuclear gadolinium-oxo cluster on the surface of the cell-adhesion protein Flo5A establishes the basis for directed incorporation of poly-lanthanide clusters into biomolecules. The observed gadolinium cluster might serve as a paradigm for the design of protein-based MRI contrast agents.