Cashing in on crystals

Curr Biol. 1999 Oct 7;9(19):R731-4. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(99)80470-9.

Abstract

Structures of the ribosome and its two subunits have been determined by X-ray crystallography at resolutions sufficient to reveal interactions between RNA and protein in the subunits and orientations of substrates at the subunit interface in the intact ribosome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Crystallography, X-Ray*
  • Haloarcula marismortui / chemistry
  • Haloarcula marismortui / ultrastructure
  • Models, Molecular
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • RNA, Messenger / chemistry*
  • RNA, Messenger / physiology
  • RNA, Messenger / ultrastructure
  • RNA, Transfer / chemistry
  • RNA, Transfer / physiology
  • RNA, Transfer / ultrastructure
  • Ribosomes / chemistry*
  • Ribosomes / physiology
  • Ribosomes / ultrastructure
  • Thermus thermophilus / chemistry
  • Thermus thermophilus / ultrastructure

Substances

  • RNA, Messenger
  • RNA, Transfer