The ribosome (/ˈraɪbɵˌzoʊm/) is a complex molecular machine, found within all living cells, that serves as the site of biological protein synthesis (translation). Ribosomes link amino acids together in the order specified by messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules.
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- I knew the ribosome was going to be the focus of Nobel prizes. It stands at the crossroads of biology, between the gene and what comes out of the gene. But I had convinced myself I was not going to be a winner.
- Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan interview: 'It takes courage to tackle very hard problems in science', The Guardian (24 November 2013)