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The Proteasome and Protein Regulation


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The proteasome is a large molecular machine that plays an important role in recycling and regulating cellular proteins. It degrades proteins by chopping them up into small pieces.

Curriculum Connections:

AP Biology (2012–13)
3.A.1.c, 3.B.1.c, 4.A.1.a

IB Biology (2009)
2.1.7, 2.1.8, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.5.1-3.5.5, 7.3.1-7.3.4, 7.4.1-7.4.6, 7.4.6, 7.4.7

NGSS (April 2013)
HS-LS1-1 (LS1.A)

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