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Protein fibrils

This is a short movie based on a 3D model of a protein fibril created for Nanofolio, if your browser supports flash, move your mouse over the image to rotate the model.

The fibril is composed of four ribbons, each of which is in turn composed of two tapes joined back to back. The tapes are composed of peptide molecules sitting side by side. Peptides are just visible in the model as rectangular blocks or steps in each of the four ribbons.