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Folding Ribosome

Folding Ribosome
The ribosome is nature’s loom, weaving information from our genome into the proteins that make life possible. This process, known as translation, begins when messenger RNA (light blue) which contains a copy of a gene is bound by the ribosome (pink and blue). Then transfer RNAs (orange, purple and yellow) read out information from the messenger RNA and add to a chain of amino acids. The amino acid chains fold into functioning proteins. Without this molecule life as we know it would not exist.


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