Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

Newly developed techniques from four different groups rely on the same basic steps to track translation in live cells.

By | October 1, 2016

TRANSLATION ORIENTATION

Four independent teams of researchers have designed methods to observe translation in living cells, all based on the same basic approach. They engineered an mRNA to fold repeatedly into so-called stem loops in its 3’ untranslated region (blue). A fluorescent protein (pink) binds to these loops to allow for mRNA tracking. To observe the newly formed peptide, the researchers built in repeated peptide sequences (purple) that bind green fluorescent protein (green).

© GEORGE RETSECK

Read the full story.

Add a Comment

Avatar of: You

You

Processing...
Processing...

Sign In with your LabX Media Group Passport to leave a comment

Not a member? Register Now!

LabX Media Group Passport Logo

Popular Now

  1. A Newly Identified Species Represents Its Own Eukaryotic Lineage
  2. Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
  3. Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
  4. Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration
    The Nutshell Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration

    Rodent studies presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week tie pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract or microbiome composition with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

RayBiotech