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  Exploring the Molecular Origin of Blood Clot Flexibility
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Fibrinogen molecule pulled by probe of the atomic force microscope (yellow disk) stretched 23 nanometers by the uncoiling of three, tightly coiled coils within the molecule.

Image Credit: John Weisel, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Biophysical Journal.

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Fibrinogen Molecule Pulled by Probe
 


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