• ‘Selective promiscuity,' chaperones and the secrets of cellular health

    14 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A team of researchers has announced a major new advance in understanding how our genetic information eventually translates into functional proteins - one of the building blocks of human life. The research elucidates how chaperones display 'selective promiscuity' for the specific proteins - their 'clients' - they serve. This property enables them to play an essential role in maintaining healthy cells and is a step forward in understanding the origins of a host of human illnesses, from cancer to ALS.
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