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Protein folding on the ribosome

Cabrita, L.D. and Dobson, C.M. and Christodoulou, John (2010) Protein folding on the ribosome. Current Opinion in Structural Biology 20 (1), pp. 33-45. ISSN 0959-440X.

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In living systems, polypeptide chains are synthesised on ribosomes, molecular machines composed of over 50 protein and nucleic acid molecules. As nascent chains emerge from the ribosomal exit tunnel and into the cellular environment, the majority must fold into specific structures in order to function. In this article we discuss recent approaches designed to reveal how such folding occurs and review our current knowledge of this complex self-assembly process.

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School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2010 14:09
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:17

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