Ribosomes, the cellular production plants of proteins, loose their secrets

Research report (imported) 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Authors
Fucini, Paola; Nierhaus, Knud H.
Departments
Funktion von Ribosomen (Prof. Dr. Knud Nierhaus)
MPI für molekulare Genetik, Berlin
Summary
Ribosomes translate the genetic DNA information into the amino-acid sequence of proteins and are one of the most complicated structures of the cell. High resolution methods such as X-ray analysis and cryo-electron microscopy as well as improved functional methods have led to a quantum leap in our understanding of the mechanisms of the ribosome by deducing functionality from structure.

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