NonAUG translational starts

Eric Aamodt eaamod at UNIXSRV1.LSUMC.EDU
Wed Sep 20 10:07:30 EST 1995

     Does anyone have any information on non-AUG translational start sites in C.
elegans?  We are working on a gene that produces a trans-spliced message 
(spliced to Sl1).  After Sl1 there are 400 bases before the first AUG and this 
seems to be coding sequence based on homologies and on codon bias.  There are 
examples of non-AUG translational start sites in other species. Is anyone 
familiar with genes where translation begins (or is suspected to begin) at a 
codon other than AUG in C. elegans?

Dr. Eric Aamodt
Louisiana State University Medical Center
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