This Week in Science

Two articles in this week's issue of Science provide insight into the function of the ribosome in bacterial protein synthesis, specifically how its structure affects decoding and translocation in Thermus thermophilus. Work led by first authors T. Martin Schmeing and Rebecca Voorhees of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, resolved the crystal structure of the ribosome bound to elongation factor-Tu and amino-acyl tRNA, lending insight into how EF-Tu aids decoding.

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