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Triggering positive competition

In most bacteria, a molecule known as trigger factor prevents misfolding of newly made proteins emerging from their ribosome factory. The dynamic action of this molecule has been followed using fluorescence spectroscopy.

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Figure 1: Trigger factor and protein production by eubacteria2.

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Yonath, A. Triggering positive competition. Nature 444, 435–436 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/444435a

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