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Translating the ribosome's grim role

A large number of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) have been found associating with the ribosome, the protein-making machinery in the cytoplasm. What the so-called 'noncoding' RNAs are doing on the ribosome, whose main job is ...

dateMar 22, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Protein chaperone takes its job seriously

For proteins, this would be the equivalent of the red-carpet treatment: each protein belonging to the complex machinery of ribosomes—components of the cell that produce proteins—has its own chaperone to guide it to the ...

dateFeb 02, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Quality control inside the cell

The ability to dispose of proteins that are either aberrant or (in the worst case) toxic is fundamental to a cell's survival. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to demonstrate the manner ...

dateJan 19, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biochemist studies how ribosomes make proteins

Ribosomes are molecular machines programmed by genetic blueprints, which make proteins by linking amino acids together into linear chains that fold into sequence-dependent shapes. Ludwig Maximilian University biochemist Roland ...

dateJan 10, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Ribosome recycling as a drug target

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have elucidated a mechanism that recycles bacterial ribosomes stalled on messenger RNAs that lack termination codons. The protein involved provides a potential target for ...

dateDec 05, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Structure of 'Iron Hammer' protein complex solved

Translation of the genetic code in proteins is a central process in life and takes place in the ribosome, a giant molecule consisting of two subunits. This is where long chains of amino acids are formed like on an assembly ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Biochemistry
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