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Nascent-polypeptide-associated complex (NAC) is a heterodimeric complex which can reversibly bind to eukaryotic ribosomes. NAC is located in direct proximity to newly synthesized polypeptide chains as they emerge from the ribosome. Although its function is thought to be conserved from yeast to humans our current knowledge about what NAC actually does in a(More)
We report here on a chemical genetic screen designed to address the mechanism of action of a small molecule. Small molecules that were active in models of urinary incontinence were tested on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and the resulting phenotypes were used as readouts in a genetic screen to identify possible molecular targets. The mutations giving(More)
During protein translation, a variety of quality control checks ensure that the resulting polypeptides deviate minimally from their genetic encoding template. Translational fidelity is central in order to preserve the function and integrity of each cell. Correct termination is an important aspect of translational fidelity, and a multitude of mechanisms and(More)
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