Ribosome Structure and Shape
Published Online: 12 DEC 2001
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How to Cite
Frank, J., Agrawal, R. K. and Verschoor, A. 2001. Ribosome Structure and Shape. eLS. .
- Published Online: 12 DEC 2001
The ribosome is a macromolecular machine, composed of RNAs and proteins, that synthesizes proteins by stringing together amino acids according to genetic instructions.
- protein synthesis;
- transfer RNA;
- messenger RNA;
- amino acids;
- elongation factors;
- cryoelectron microscopy;
- three-dimensional reconstruction