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A New Quality Control Mechanism Discovered in Protein Production

News   Oct 13, 2020 | Original story from Carnegie Science

 
A New Quality Control Mechanism Discovered in Protein Production

An illustration of stalled ribosomes as stalled cars on a freeway. New work shows that factors GIGYF2 and 4EHP prevent translation from being initiated on problematic messenger RNA fragments. This is akin to closing an on-ramp to prevent additional traffic backups after an incident. Credit: Artwork courtesy of Kamena Kostova and Navid Marvi.

 
 
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