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Biologists Describe Details of New Mechanism for Molecular Interactions
October 10, 2012
Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that may alter principal understandings of molecular interactions within a cell's nucleus. In four papers, the scientists describe the details of how particular proteins use a "molecular sled" to slide along DNA--much like a train running along its tracks--to find and interact with other proteins. The findings suggest this mechanism may be universal.
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