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Ribosome origami

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology volume 24, pages 879881 (2017) | Download Citation

Assembly of the small ribosomal subunit from an RNA strand and 33 proteins is an intricate and dynamic process. Two cryo-EM studies now provide insight into a complicated complex of at least 51 trans-factors that act on the preribosomal small subunit to sequentially fold it into a 3D molecular machine.

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  1. Joanna Rorbach is in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  2. Shintaro Aibara and Alexey Amunts are in the Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Solna, Sweden

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