The Proteasome: The Cell’s Trash Processor in Action

Our cells are constantly removing and recycling molecular waste. On the occasion of Earth Day, we put together this narrated animation to show you one way cells process their trash. The video features the proteasome, a cellular machine that breaks down damaged or unwanted proteins into bits that the cell can re-use to make new proteins. For this reason, the proteasome is as much a recycling plant as it is a garbage disposal.

For more details about the proteasome and other cellular disposal systems, check out our article How Cells Take Out the Trash.

One comment on “The Proteasome: The Cell’s Trash Processor in Action

  1. I have confused for that speech. Is only the proteasome is as much a recycling plant as it is a garbage disposal.please tell me details so that I can under stand it clearly

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