New article in Nature Letters by Prof. Chris Akey titled; “Structure of the SecY channel during initiation of protein translocation”.

“Similar to passengers on an urban transit system, every protein made in the cell has a specific destination and function. Channels in cell membranes help direct these proteins to their appropriate target. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and their colleagues have now captured images of these channels as they open to allow proteins to pass through a membrane, while the proteins are being made. These findings are published as a Letter in Nature.”

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October 24, 2013
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