News tagged with protein synthesis

'Fishy' clue helps establish how proteins evolve

(PhysOrg.com) -- Three billion years ago, a "new" amino acid was added to the alphabet of 20 that commonly make up proteins in organisms today. Now researchers at Yale and the University of Tokyo have demonstrated ...

Jan 27, 2009 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Biomolecules for the production line

To produce proteins on an industrial scale without using living cells is the ambitious goal of cell-free bioproduction. This method could help us to produce biological ingredients more quickly and with fewer ...

Oct 01, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

'Birth control' for centrioles

Like DNA, centrioles need to duplicate only once per cell cycle. Rogers et al. uncover a long-sought mechanism that limits centriole copying, showing that it depends on the timely demolition of a protein that ...

Jan 26, 2009 4 / 5 (2) 0