Molecular Landscapes by David S. Goodsell
Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton, 2020
Acknowledgement: Illustration by David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank. doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-031
A cross section through a red blood cell is shown at the bottom, with hemoglobin in red and the cell membrane in purple. A distinctive cytoskeleton forms a structural network bracing the membrane, with several large membrane-bound protein assemblies and short actin filaments, all linked by long, flexible spectrin proteins. Blood plasma is shown at the top.
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