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Seeing is Believing: Tracking Translation Dynamics In Vivo
- Li, Chunhua, Tian, Yan, Fu, Xianghui
- Trends in biochemical sciences 2016 v.41 no.10 pp. 818-821
- image analysis, messenger RNA, translation (genetics)
- Translation is a crucial step in transmitting genetic information from mRNA to functional protein. Four recent papers provide novel imaging approaches to directly observe translation of single mRNAs in real time in live cells, and represent a powerful toolkit to dissect the molecular mechanisms of translation regulation.