Ribosomes and Translation

In the cells of your body, and every other living organism, a process called protein synthesis is occurring constantly. In this process single amino acids are carried by messenger tRNA to the ribsosomes wherein the ribosome catalyzes the joining of these amino acids.
This is the process of translation; where mRNA is used as a template to organise the amino acids in the correct order.

Ribosomes are made of two subunits, one smaller and one larger. The ribosome will surround the mRNA as it makes its way along the strand of mRNA. This allows the strand of mRNA to be reused if necessary. There may also be more than one ribosome attached to the strand at any one time.
The polypeptide chain produced after this process may be exported from the cell, or moved around the cell using vesicles and motor proteins.

Image via mrc.lmb.cam.ac.uk

Ribosomes and Translation

In the cells of your body, and every other living organism, a process called protein synthesis is occurring constantly. In this process single amino acids are carried by messenger tRNA to the ribsosomes wherein the ribosome catalyzes the joining of these amino acids.

This is the process of translation; where mRNA is used as a template to organise the amino acids in the correct order.

Ribosomes are made of two subunits, one smaller and one larger. The ribosome will surround the mRNA as it makes its way along the strand of mRNA. This allows the strand of mRNA to be reused if necessary. There may also be more than one ribosome attached to the strand at any one time.

The polypeptide chain produced after this process may be exported from the cell, or moved around the cell using vesicles and motor proteins.

Image via mrc.lmb.cam.ac.uk

  1. neutrophil reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  2. thirst-for-science reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  3. praytothebeat reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  4. h1tmonbottom reblogged this from throughascientificlens and added:
    ribosome! ^_^
  5. mylittlegaythoughts reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  6. the-venom-suit reblogged this from throughascientificlens and added:
    ribosome diagrams are preety
  7. molecularlifesciences reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  8. nmz12 reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  9. tevarch reblogged this from throughascientificlens and added:
    ya nasty….
  10. treeerex reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  11. thescienceblog reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  12. danishbiscuit reblogged this from throughascientificlens and added:
    And this is just a little bit. There is so much more to the making of a polypeptide. The regulation of the gene,...
  13. cynicaltechnophile reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  14. edelweissmaiden reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  15. alvintran15 reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  16. alfiejlim reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  17. butafleshwound reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  18. nerdsmorgsboard reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  19. poopcop reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  20. hiraishinxnamikaze reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  21. letauri reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  22. gasmask-rabbit reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  23. notengoalma reblogged this from swirish
  24. pteroducktyl reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  25. swirish reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  26. animal0069 reblogged this from throughascientificlens
  27. strength2maintain reblogged this from throughascientificlens