Poster: Protein synthesis
Download a copy of our poster, which takes you through the process of making proteins.
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Proteins are polymers made of amino acids, and they do all sorts of incredible things. The instructions on how to make proteins, contained in our DNA, are passed on by a molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA). mRNA interacts with a protein–RNA complex called a ribosome and transfer RNA (tRNA) to produce proteins, in a process called translation.
- Protein synthesis poster [PDF 463KB]