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Curr Biol. 2000 Jun 1;10(11):R412-5.

Protein sorting: recognizing mitochondrial presequences.

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Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, Universität Freiburg, Germany. pfanner@uni-freiburg.de

Abstract

The mitochondrial protein import machinery specifically recognizes many different preproteins lacking a consensus sequence. The three-dimensional structure of an import receptor complexed to an amino-terminal targeting 'presequence' provides exciting insight into the molecular mechanism of signal recognition.

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