Positive Charges Put the Brakes on Ribosomes


The ribosome is at the core of cellular life. It’s the incredible machine that trundles along gene transcripts (mRNAs), translating them three letters at a time into the proteins that run most of the workings of the cell. The translation process requires little L-shaped adapters called tRNAs— one end of these recognizes a specific three-letter word (codon… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001509

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