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Proteasomes are large protein complexes found within the nucleus or cytoplasm of cells that degrade unneeded or damaged proteins by breaking their peptide bonds with their protease enzymes. As proteins are involved in virtually every cellular process proteasomes have effects on: cell division, DNA repair, cell surface receptor modulation, immune response, the formation of organelles within cells, etc.[1]

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  1. Glickman, MH; Adir, N (January 2004). "The proteasome and the delicate balance between destruction and rescue.". PLoS Biology 2 (1): E13. PMC 314468. PMID 14737189. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0020013. 

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