In a message dated 5/29/00 9:26:18 AM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
> Cells are constrained by the materials they have to work with, and by
> the fact that the error rate in constructing proteins prevents them
> from building ones beyond a certain size. So what they do is build
> them with self-assembling sub-units. If a sub-unit is malformed due to
> an error, it won't fit with the others and so it won't be picked up in
> the self-assembly. At least that seems to be the theory.
I'd never thought of it that way. That's an interesting
model. Do you have a ref I could chase down?
I'd always thought subunit assembly had to do with
actually carrying out the assembly. But that's just
my intuitive reaction, not founded on data.
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