Proteins, or polypeptides, are generated using a more or less numerous set of elementary components selected among 20 amino acid types, posttranslationally modified,1 folded (into their three-dimensional, functional configuration), transported (through the Golgi body and, then, cytosol up to destination), cleaved (from a cytosolic or membrane-embedded precursor), assembled (to create a functional proteic complex), disassembled, and degraded for a proper cell functioning.


Methionine Cytosol Leucine Acetyl Cytosine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Project-team INRIA-UPMC-CNRS REO Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, CNRS UMR 7598Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

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