Polysome | definition of polysome by Medical dictionary
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a cluster of ribosomes connected with messenger RNA; they play a role in peptide synthesis.
Etymology: Gk, polys + soma, body
a group of ribosomes joined by a molecule of messenger RNA containing a portion of the genetic code that is to be translated. Polysomes are found in the cytoplasm during protein synthesis. Also called ergosome
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system is thousands of times more efficient than phage or bacterial display in creating and screening random libraries and has a wide variety of applications to pharmaceutical research and development," according to Kawasaki, Ph.
Translational step inhibited in vivo by aflatoxin B1 in rat-liver polysomes
In vivo pulse chase studies have shown a rapid rate of synthesis of filament binding proteins and actin monomers by cytosolic polysomes
which were incorporated in to microvilli (Cowell and Danielsen, 1984; Danielsen et al.
15] members) can be generated with even more ease by biological techniques such as error prone PCR, DNA shuffling, polysomes
, and phage display.