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Protein binding cannot subdue a lively RNA

Ribosomes, the cell's protein-synthesis machines, are assembled from their components in a defined order. It emerges that the first assembly step must overcome dynamic structural rearrangements. See Article p.334

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Figure 1: Binding of the S4 protein to an RNA five-way junction.

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Hall, K. Protein binding cannot subdue a lively RNA. Nature 506, 303–304 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13055

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