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Protein Folding In Vivo

  1. Sarah Teter1,
  2. F Ulrich Hartl2

Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003870



How to Cite

Teter, S. and Hartl, F. U. 2005. Protein Folding In Vivo. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California at Davis, Davis, California, USA

  2. 2

    Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

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Proteins are composed of linear chains of amino acids. Upon synthesis in the cell, proteins must acquire a specific three-dimensional structure, a process known as folding, before they can perform their various functions in the cell.


  • pathways;
  • cellular machinery