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Finding form by folding

Ribosomes are the organelles responsible for protein synthesis in cells. LMU researchers have now dissected early steps in their assembly and visualized how their RNA components fold correctly and find their places in the ...

dateJan 08, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Teaching antibiotics to be more effective killers

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests bond duration, not bond tightness, may be the most important differentiator between antibiotics that kill bacteria and antibiotics that only stop bacterial growth.

dateDec 12, 2017 in Biochemistry
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How ribosomes shape the proteome

Cells are crowded with macromolecules, which limits the diffusion of proteins, especially in prokaryotic cells without active transport in the cytoplasm. While investigating the relationship between crowding, ionic strength ...

dateDec 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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