News tagged with biological functions

Unspooling DNA from nucleosomal disks

The tight wrapping of genomic DNA around nucleosomes in the cell nucleus makes it unavailable for gene expression. A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now describes a mechanism that allows chromosomal ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Under the hood of the ribosome

( —We all know—generally speaking—how a car works: The gas pedal makes it go, the break pedal makes it stop, and the steering wheel determines its course. But pop open the hood and you'll find there's a lot ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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