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Research from the Slavov Lab highlighted in a Cell Press Spotlight by Thomas Preiss
BioE Assistant Professor Nikolai Slavov's research was featured by a Spotlight article in the Trends in Biochemical Sciences entitled "All Ribosomes Are Created Equal. Really?" The Spotlight highlights his original Cell report entitled "Differential Stoichiometry among Core Ribosomal Proteins".
Abstract Source: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
Ribosomes are generally thought of as molecular machines with a constitutive rather than regulatory role during protein synthesis. A study by Slavov et al. now shows that ribosomes of distinct composition and functionality exist within eukaryotic cells, giving credence to the concept of ‘specialized’ ribosomes.