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Protein sweetener

After years of failure, a protein involved in flipping certain oligosaccharide molecules into the endoplasmic reticulum — one of the cellular sites where proteins are modified with sugars — has been tracked down.

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Figure 1: Cellular events that lead to the modification of proteins with sugar groups.


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