Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ribosomes, the cellular production plants of proteins, loose their secrets
Fucini, Paola; Nierhaus, Knud H.
Funktion von Ribosomen (Prof. Dr. Knud Nierhaus)
MPI für molekulare Genetik, Berlin
SummaryRibosomes translate the genetic DNA information into the amino-acid sequence of proteins and are one of the most complicated structures of the cell. High resolution methods such as X-ray analysis and cryo-electron microscopy as well as improved functional methods have led to a quantum leap in our understanding of the mechanisms of the ribosome by deducing functionality from structure.