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Aspartate Transcarbamoylase (ATCase)
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
Intermolecular Contacts in Hemoglobin S
Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus (TBSV)
Induced Lac Repressor
TATA-Binding Protein (TBP)
Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
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