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New Information on the Waste-disposal Units of Living Cells
January 11, 2012
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have provided the most detailed look ever at the "regulatory particle" used by the proteasome--one of the most critical protein machines in living cells--to identify and degrade proteins marked for destruction. This new information holds implications for a broad range of vital biochemical processes, including transcription, DNA repair and the immune defense system.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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