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Proteins Need Chaperones

January 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Proteins Need Chaperones: Newly Discovered Processes in Production of Proteins Described
ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2011) — Young unmarried girls used to be accompanied by chaperones at social events. Their task was to prevent their charge from having undesirable romantic rendezvous with young boys. The term “molecular chaperones” is used in cellular biology to refer to a group of proteins which prevent undesirable contact between other proteins. Such contact can be particularly dangerous during protein production, a process carried out by the ribosome in the cell.

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