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Molecular chaperones

Plugging the transport gap

Molecular chaperones are generally thought to protect newly synthesized proteins and ensure that they fold into the correct shape. But it seems that two chaperones also help to target certain proteins to mitochondria.

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Figure 1: Targeting proteins to mitochondria, as proposed by Young et al.1.


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Ellis, R. Plugging the transport gap. Nature 421, 801–802 (2003).

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