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Another PNAS paper by P. Fucini just published

Wilson DN, Schluenzen F, Harms JM, Starosta AL, Connell SR, Fucini P (2008) The oxazolidinone antibiotics perturb the ribosomal peptidyl-transferase center and effect tRNA positioning. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105:13339-13344
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Figure legend
In the center of the large ribosomal subunit (50S, grey) lies the peptidyl-transferase-center (lilac). Zoom: Linezolid (yellow) overlapps with the binding site of the A-tRNA in the 23S RNA of the ribosome (lilac). The A-tRNA is thus not able to bind in a productive manner.