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Phosphate on, rubbish out

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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Figure 1: Protein destruction by protease enzymes.


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Tripathi, A., Gottesman, S. Phosphate on, rubbish out. Nature 539, 38–39 (2016).

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