start codons other than ATG
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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