Less Is More for Leaderless mRNA Translation

Mol. Cell, 2009, 33(2), 141-142, doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2009.01.006 published on 30.01.2009
Mol. Cell, online article
In this issue of Molecular Cell, Kaberdina et al. (2009) show that prolonged exposure of ribosomes to the antibiotic kasugamycin triggers the spontaneous loss of small subunit proteins and produces a reduced ribosomal particle that exclusively translates leaderless mRNAs.

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