Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 15 September 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 37, p. nf84
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.37.nf84]


Fatal Distraction

Disciplining misshapen proteins leaves cells vulnerable to oxidative stress and death

Mary Beckman

Abstract: If an entire police force rushes to quell a political protest, muggers can prey on citizens unchallenged. Similarly, new research shows that the system called in to fix badly shaped proteins can exhaust resources needed to protect the cell from reactive oxygen species, leaving the cell prone to damage and death.

Citation: M. Beckman, Fatal Distraction. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (37), nf84 (2004).

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