Unusual Degradation Pathway For Ribosomes Discovered

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Biology & Nature

Biochemists have discovered a new pathway by which the cell selectively degrades ribosomes. The pathway is called ribophagy and will probably mean new revisions for the textbooks. Ubiquitin makes it all possible. Ribosomes are the cell's translation engines. They use genetic information to build chains of amino-acids that afterwards fold to form proteins.

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