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Neurodegeneration and Protein Translation Linked

By | July 24, 2014

Researchers find that a type of neurodegeneration in mice is linked to ribosomal stalling during protein translation in the brain.

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RNA Puts Proteins in a Headlock

By | May 20, 2014

A noncoding RNA initiates translation by grabbing hold of repressor proteins and restricting their functions.

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Bacterial Persisters

By | January 1, 2014

A bacterial gene shuts down the cell's own protein synthesis, which sends the bacterium into dormancy and allows it to outlast antibiotics.

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Peter Cornish: Ribosome Cowboy

By | July 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Missouri. Age: 35

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Drug Mechanism Questioned

By | June 25, 2013

A study fails to confirm that the small molecule PTC124, in development for multiple genetic disorders, aids in read-through of premature stop codons.

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Antibiotic Bouncer

By | March 1, 2013

Contrary to previous assumptions that macrolide antibiotics completely block the exit tunnel of ribosomes, new evidence shows that some peptides are allowed to pass.

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Mitochondria Versus Nucleus

By | February 15, 2013

Disruptions in the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA can lead to deficiencies in the mitochondrial energy-generating process, affecting fitness.

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Transformer Protein

By | July 19, 2012

A bacterial protein refolds itself into two dramatically different shapes with distinct roles.

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Brake Failure

By | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in Cell Biology

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