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Scientists Get a Close-Up of the Ribosomal RNA Production Line

News   Jan 25, 2021 | Original story from Penn State

 
Scientists Get a Close-Up of the Ribosomal RNA Production Line

A new cryo-EM study shows that the enzyme that makes RNA from a DNA template (RNA polymerase) is altered to slow the production of ribosomal RNA in the bacteria E. coli. The FEI Titan Krios Cryo-electron microscope at the Penn State Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (left). Cryo-EM image of the RNA polymerase and DNA complex (greyscale, right) with color insets of the 3-D reconstructions of the RNA polymerase closed complex (top) and the RNA polymerase and promoter complex with DksA (bottom). Credit: Murakami Laboratory, Penn State.

 
 
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