Protein Synthesis

Jay Mone' jmone at MARAUDER.MILLERSV.EDU
Tue Nov 24 09:43:57 EST 1998


Zen:

In E. coli, there are two termination proteins, called RF1 and RF 2, 
which are products of the prfA and prfB genes, respectively.  RF1 acts 
on UAA and UAG stop codons, while RF2 acts on UGA stop codon.
In eukaryotes a single termination factor called eRF is involved in 
termination of translation, and requires GTP.  I don't remember the 
name of the eRF gene.

Jay Mone'



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