Home Science ‘Selective promiscuity,’ chaperones and the secrets of cellular health

‘Selective promiscuity,’ chaperones and the secrets of cellular health

10

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.

Source: ScienceDaily.com