Crystal structure of a ribosomal component at 2.6 Å resolution

@article{Leijonmarck1980CrystalSO,
  title={Crystal structure of a ribosomal component at 2.6 {\AA} resolution},
  author={Marie Leijonmarck and Stig Eriksson and Anders Liljas},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1980},
  volume={286},
  pages={824-826}
}
Structural information about the ribosomes has been sought in many ways1,2. It is known that the 50S subunit of Escherichia coli ribosomes contains four copies of the ribosomal protein L7/L12 (refs 3–7) in a unique region8,9. A complex can be isolated consisting of those four copies bound to another ribosomal protein, L10 (refs 10–13). L7/L12 aggregates into elongated dimers in solution14,15. Ribosomes deprived of L7/L12 have a reduced affinity for supernatant factors such as EF-Tu and EF-G and… CONTINUE READING

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