Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology
Caption: The ribosome (red-blue) in complex with the translocon channel (green), which is embedded in the cell membrane (yellow, white). Proteins that are inserted via the ribosome into the channel can either be laterally integrated into the cell membrane or secreted across the cell membrane (see inset).
Credit: Bin Zhang and Thomas Miller, 2012
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