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About the banner image: FOXP2 and DNA

This is a detail from the crystal structure of the forkhead domain of human FOXP2 (the green and pink coils) bound to a strand of DNA (the balls and sticks). FOXP2 is a transcription factor that is involved in the development of cognitive function, oro-facial motor skills and language processing.

The image was rendered in MBT SimpleViewer from the structure’s PDB entry (2A07).

Stroud JC, Wu Y, Bates DL, Han A, Nowick K, Paabo S, Tong H, Chen L:
Structure of the forkhead domain of FOXP2 bound to DNA.
Structure; 2006 Jan; 14(1):159-66. [PubMed]

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