Texas A&M Biologists Identify Mechanism Behind Clock Control of Protein Production

Apr 30, 2020
“We discovered in this work that the clock controls translation initiation by regulating the activity of a key initiation factor that is conserved from fungi to humans. This regulation leads to rhythms in protein abundance in cells. Understanding how the clock controls protein abundance rhythms and knowing what proteins cycle is important because more than half of drugs that people take to treat various diseases target a protein that cycles in abundance.”
Dr. Deborah Bell-Pedersen, Texas A&M biologist