Ribosomal Translocation: LepA Does It Backwards

Elaine M. Youngman, Rachel Green

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During translation, mRNA is threaded through the ribosome in precise and directional three-nucleotide steps. A recent paper identifies a new GTPase, LepA, which catalyzes unexpected one-codon backward movement on the ribosome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R136-R139
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 20 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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