The eukaryotic ribosome has revealed its structure
The eukaryotic ribosome, currently the largest asymmetric biological molecule, is an essential machinery of the cell for proteins synthesis from genetic information. It interacts with many proteins and has a key role in various cellular processes.
In 2009, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewarded researchers who first determined in 2000 the first structure at atomic resolution of the bacterial ribosome. The race for revealing the high resolution structure of the eukaryotic ribosome was then initiated.
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