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Bridging the gap between ribosome structure and biochemistry by mechanistic computations.
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PMID:  22884263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The wealth of structural and biochemical data now available for protein synthesis on the ribosome presents major new challenges for computational biochemistry. Apart from technical difficulties in modeling ribosome systems, the complexity of the overall translation cycle with a multitude of different kinetic steps presents a formidable problem for computational efforts where we have only seen the beginning. However, a range of methodologies including molecular dynamics simulations, free energy calculations, molecular docking and quantum chemical approaches have already been put to work with promising results. In particular, the combined efforts of structural biology, biochemistry, kinetics and computational modeling can lead towards a quantitative structure-based description of translation.
Johan Aqvist; Christoffer Lind; Johan Sund; Göran Wallin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in structural biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-033X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9107784     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Struct Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, Biomedical Center, Box 596, SE-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden.
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