HF . 2017 The parable of the caveman and the Ferrari : protein synthesis and the RNA world

The basic steps of protein synthesis are carried out by the ribosome, a very large and complex ribonucleoprotein particle. In keeping with its proposed emergence from an RNA world, all three of its core mechanisms—aminoacyl-tRNA selection, catalysis of peptide bond formation and coupled translocation of mRNA and tRNA—are embodied in the properties of… CONTINUE READING