Rear-end Collision on the “Ribosome Highway”

As a molecular machine found in the cells of all organisms, the ribosome is responsible for making new proteins. For a number of reasons, this process can fail, leaving the ribosome stalled on the mRNA and bringing synthesis of the protein to a halt. An international research team led by scientists from Heidelberg University has now identified a bacterial protein called MutS2 that senses and rescues these stuck protein factories.

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