Visualization of chemical modifications in the human 80S ribosome structure

  title={Visualization of chemical modifications in the human 80S ribosome structure},
  author={S. Kundhavai Natchiar and Alexander G. Myasnikov and Hanna Kratzat and Isabelle Hazemann and Bruno P. Klaholz},
Chemical modifications of human ribosomal RNA (rRNA) are introduced during biogenesis and have been implicated in the dysregulation of protein synthesis, as is found in cancer and other diseases. However, their role in this phenomenon is unknown. Here we visualize more than 130 individual rRNA modifications in the three-dimensional structure of the human ribosome, explaining their structural and functional roles. In addition to a small number of universally conserved sites, we identify many… 

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