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Definition of the noun 80s

What does 80s mean as a name of something?


  1. The decade of the 1980s.
  2. Temperatures from 80 to 89 degrees.


  1. 80s: This is a list of events occurring in the 80s, ordered by year.
    • also known as 80-89
  2. 80S a.k.a. Eukaryotic Ribosome: The Ribosome is a large and complex molecular machine that catalyzes the synthesis of proteins, referred to as translation. Herein, the ribosome selects aminoacylated transfer RNAs based on the sequence of a protein encoding messenger RNA and covalently links the amino acids into a polypeptide chain. Ribosomes from all organisms share a highly conserved catalytic center. However, the ribosomes of eukaryotes are much larger than prokaryotic ribosomes and subject to more complex regulation and biogenesis pathways. These Eukaryotic ribosomes are also known as 80S ribosomes, referring to their sedimentation coefficients in Svedberg units, because they sediment faster than the prokaryotic ribosomes. Eukaryotic ribosomes have two unequal subunits, designated small subunit and large subunit according to their sedimentation coefficients. Both subunits contain dozens of ribosomal proteins arranged on a scaffold composed of ribosomal RNA. The small subunit monitors the complementarity between tRNA anticodon and mRNA, while the large subunit catalyzes peptide bond formation.

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