How to get rid of proteins

Posted by on April 14, 2016 12:18 pm
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All life forms depend on proteins which are encoded by genes. Whereas the regulation of protein amounts and activities is analyzed in many laboratories, the signals that lead to a regulated degradation of specific proteins are far less well understood. A research team has now discovered substrates and interaction partners of the so-called N-end rule pathway of protein degradation in the moss Physcomitrella patens.

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