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Curr Biol. 2001 Sep 4;11(17):R710-2.

Ribosome biogenesis: stripping for AAAction?

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  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, Swann Building, King's Buildings, Mayfield Road, EH9 3JR, Edinburgh, UK. jbrown@holyrood.ed.ac.uk


Ribosomal subunits are assembled in the nucleolus before being transported to the cytoplasm. Recent work has identified both a protein that may play a key role in restructuring the large, 60S subunit prior to transport and factors that facilitate transport itself.

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