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The N-end rule at atomic resolution

Varshavsky, Alexander (2008) The N-end rule at atomic resolution. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, 15 (12). pp. 1238-1240. ISSN 1545-9985. doi:10.1038/nsmb1208-1238.

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The N-end rule relates the in vivo half-life of a protein to the identity of its N-terminal residue. The N-end rule pathway, ubiquitin-dependent in eukaryotes, is also present in prokaryotes, which lack the ubiquitin system. An illuminating new study presents the crystal structure of a bacterial N-end rule recognition component in complex with a peptide containing a cognate degradation signal.

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Varshavsky, Alexander0000-0002-4011-258X
Additional Information:© 2008 Nature Publishing Group. I thank C. Brower, R. Deshaies, D. Finley, M. Hochstrasser, A. Shemorry and W. Tansey for comments. Studies in my laboratory are supported by grants from the US National Institutes of Health, the Ellison Medical Foundation and the Sandler Program for Asthma Research.
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Subject Keywords:protein; pathway; CLPS; degradation; proteasome; adapter; proteolysis; bacteria; complex; domain
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