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Phosphate on, rubbish out

Nature volume 539, pages 3839 (03 November 2016) | Download Citation

A previously unknown way in which cells mark proteins for destruction has been found in bacteria — phosphorylation of the amino acid arginine targets proteins for degradation by protease enzymes. See Article p.48

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  1. Arti Tripathi and Susan Gottesman are in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

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