Synthesis at the Speed of Codons

Kristin S. Koutmou, Aditya Radhakrishnan, Rachel Green

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The possibility that different mRNA sequences encoding identical peptides are translated dissimilarly has long been of great interest. Recent work by Yu and co-workers provides striking evidence that mRNA sequences influence the rate of protein synthesis, and lends support to the emerging idea that mRNA sequence informs protein folding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-718
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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