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i'm having trouble understanding exactly how chaperones help proteins fold. BiP particularly can anyone recommend a link?
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The chaperonin creates a hydrophobic environment for the denatured protein to be seperated from the factors that caused it to become denatured. But the chaperonin doesnt actually renature the protein itself.
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again, don't forget the GroEL-GroES complex. It uses bunch of ATP, so this one is for sure active process
Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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