The three dimensional structure of a protein resulting from the sequence of amino acids in the polypeptide chain, the binding of non-protein moieties eg the haem in haemoglobin, and the association with other protein sub-units. Determined primarily by X-ray crystallography of protein crystals, down to a resolution of 0-2 nm.

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