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01-11-2013, 04:03 PM
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Robot mimics protein builder


The ribosome, the molecular machine that translates our genetic code to build the body’s proteins, is a mechanical marvel. Now, chemists have invented a nanomachine that can achieve a similar feat.

The artificial system is not about to displace nature’s ribosome, a complex of proteins and RNA. It is much simpler, and only about about one-tenth of the size — and, it is achingly slow, destroys the code it reads and can produce only very short chunks of protein, known as peptides. It does, however, show that some of the tactics of biology’s molecular machines can be adopted to make useful chemicals.

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01-11-2013, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Oilbleeder View Post
That's pretty cool . Useless for now, but given a decade or two it could potentially simplify in-vitro translation. Not sure if there are any uses for it in-vivo.

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