Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 8 June 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 23, p. nf43
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.23.nf43]


Cleaning House

Molecules that aid protein folding can also promote disposal

R. John Davenport

Abstract: When clearing out the attic, a sentimentalist won't toss out that ruffled powder-blue tuxedo without a little prodding. Similarly, a protein-folding molecule coaxes cells to trash a useless protein, new work shows. The study reveals fresh details about how cells junk proteins and might lead to new treatments for diseases that result when molecules become misshapen.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Cleaning House. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (23), nf43 (2005).

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