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The ribosomal subunit assembly line

Mensur Dlakić

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Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA

Genome Biology 2005, 6:234  doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-10-234

Published: 19 September 2005


Recent proteomic studies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae have identified nearly 200 proteins, other than the structural ribosomal proteins, that participate in the assembly of ribosomal subunits and their transport from the nucleus. In a separate line of research, proteomic studies of mature plant ribosomes have revealed considerable variability in the protein composition of individual ribosomes.