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Protein Synthesis Termination

  1. Warren P Tate,
  2. Elizabeth S Poole,
  3. Sally A Mannering

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000549



How to Cite

Tate, W. P., Poole, E. S. and Mannering, S. A. 2001. Protein Synthesis Termination. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Protein synthesis termination is the process by which a completed polypeptide is released from the ribosome after the coding information within a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) has been successfully translated.


  • termination signal;
  • release factor;
  • ribosome recycling factor;
  • completed polypeptide;
  • recoding