These are some of the questions addressed by the scientists headed by ICREA researcher Lluís Ribas, group leader of the Gene Translation lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). Their work has led to the discovery of a mechanism that allows eukaryotic cells to synthesize proteins that bacteria find hard to produce.
Published recently in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, the study has been done in collaboration with the team headed by Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, ICREA researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona.
Mechanism - Eukaryotes - Synthesis - Proteins
"We discovered and described a mechanism evolved in eukaryotes that facilitates the synthesis of large, unstructured proteins such as...
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