new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Silence of the Genes | by Berkeley Lab
Back to photostream

Silence of the Genes

Electron microscopy structure of the human RISC-loading complex, with the L-shaped Dicer enzyme shown as a wire map and the Argonaute2 protein, shown in purple.

 

Berkeley researchers have solved the structure of a protein complex that helps determine the fate of human cells. Called a RISC-loading complex, this structure consists of small RNA molecules that control whether genetic messages are silenced or expressed.

  

2,397 views
0 faves
0 comments
Taken on September 29, 2009