Department of Molecular Biology

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Small chemical groups are commonly attached to proteins in order to control their function. In eukaryotic cells, N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs) attach acetyl groups to the very first amino acid (the N-terminus) of a majority of proteins. Now, researchers at MBI (UiB) and VIB-Gent have discovered that NATs also carry out other types of protein modifications.