Coordinating the party: assembly factors and ribogenesis

Mol Cell. 2013 Nov 21;52(4):469-70. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2013.11.007.


Using hydroxyl-radical footprinting to map the structures of RNA molecules in whole cells, Soper et al. (2013) determine the specific role of assembly factors during the final stages of ribosomal subunit assembly and visualize structural features of intermediate states.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Escherichia coli / metabolism*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / metabolism*
  • Ribosome Subunits, Small, Bacterial / metabolism*


  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S