start codons other than ATG

Andrew Ippolito aji97 at acsu.buffalo.edu
Sun Sep 14 20:20:03 EST 1997



Koen De Smet wrote:

> Amalia Gomez Serrano wrote:
> >
> > Is the occurrence of other start codons different from ATG, i.e. GTG,TTG
> > or CTG linked to any specific factor?
> >
> > is it species, genra- linked?
> >
> > has anybody any knowledge on this subject, or any reference i could look
> > up?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > amalia

A different initiation sequence is merely another regulatory mechanism for
gene control, i.e. an activator/inhibitor's binding affinity would be
altered.  I wouldn't think it was species specific, but you could probably
trace it through evolution.





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