Protein translocation across membranes

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Science  09 Sep 1988:
Vol. 241, Issue 4871, pp. 1307-1313
DOI: 10.1126/science.2842866


Many newly synthesized proteins must be translocated across a membrane to reach their final destinations. Translocation requires a signal on the protein itself, a loose conformation of the protein, energy, and receptor-like components in the cytosol and on the target membrane.