Widespread distribution of encapsulin nanocompartments reveals functional diversity

@article{Giessen2017WidespreadDO,
  title={Widespread distribution of encapsulin nanocompartments reveals functional diversity},
  author={Tobias W. Giessen and Pamela A. Silver},
  journal={Nature Microbiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={2}
}
Cells organize and regulate their metabolism via membrane- or protein-bound organelles. In this way, incompatible processes can be spatially separated and controlled. In prokaryotes, protein-based compartments are used to sequester harmful reactions and store useful compounds. These protein compartments play key roles in various metabolic and ecological processes, ranging from iron homeostasis to carbon fixation. One of the newest types of protein organelle are encapsulin nanocompartments. They… CONTINUE READING
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