Houben, B. et al. EMBO Journal 39(11), e102864, 2020

Gatekeepers attenuate the aggregation of aggregation-prone regions (APRs) present in most proteins. Our recent paper shows that not all Gatekeeper residues are created equal. Chaperones have a preference for positively charged Gatekeeper residues, because these need a little more help than negatively charged Gatekeepers.

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