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Title: How Protein-Making Machine Bends Without Breaking

Scientists from several institutions including the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. They derived atomic-scale resolution structures of the cell's protein-making machimore »ne, the ribosome, at key stages of its job.The ability to bend but not break comes from this hinge within transfer RNA, which allows it to bend as much as 70 degrees when it passes through the ribosome during protein synthesis. The structures, developed primarily at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, reveal that the ribosome's ability to rotate an incredible amount without falling apart is due to the never-before-seen springiness of molecular widgets that hold it together.« less
Title: How Protein-Making Machine Bends Without Breaking
Publication Date: 2011-05-02
OSTI Identifier: 1046777
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS ; ANTIBIOTICS ; RIBOSOME ; ADVANCED LIGHT SOURCE ; RNA ; PROTEIN ; MOLECULES ; BENDING ; PROTEIN-MAKING ; MACHINE ; BREAKING ; HINGE ; SYNTHESIS ; ROTATE ; WIDGETS ; MOLECULAR ; LAWRENCE ; BERKELEY ; NATIONAL ; LAB ; RESOLUTION ; STRUCTURES
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:07
System Entry Date: 2017-12-08