Protein Degradation and Turnover
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Saric, T. and Goldberg, A. L. 2006. Protein Degradation and Turnover. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The protein constituents of an organism and its cells are continuously being synthesized and degraded (turned over). Protein degradation is essential for recycling of amino acids, removal of damaged or misfolded proteins and controlling a variety of fundamental biological processes.