Ribosome Structure and Shape
Joachim Frank, Wadsworth Center and State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA
Rajendra K Agrawal, Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY, USA
Adriana Verschoor, Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY, USA
Published online: December 2001
The ribosome is a macromolecular machine, composed of RNAs and proteins, that synthesizes proteins by stringing together amino
acids according to genetic instructions.
Keywords: protein synthesis; transfer RNA; messenger RNA; amino acids; elongation factors; cryoelectron microscopy; three‐dimensional reconstruction
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