Ribosomes are non-membranous organelles made of complexes of rRNA and proteins that function as the primary location of protein synthesis. Ribosomes consist of two subunits: the smaller 40S subunit binds and reads the mRNA, and the larger 60S subunit binds the tRNA and amino acids. The two subunits separate when a ribosome finishes reading an mRNA molecule.
Ribosomal marker antibodies detect proteins specific to the ribosomes and can aid in the study of the morphology and dynamics of the ribosome. Ribosomal marker antibodies can also help elucidate the role or roles a protein may play in a number of tasks that are centered in or influenced by the ribosome. Faulty ribosome biogenesis and function can result in a number of diseases, and ribosomal marker antibodies may be used in studying these maladies. Quality Invitrogen ribosomal marker antibodies are available for a variety of research needs.