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Protein Synthesis: Measuring Errors

  1. Gregg Bogosian

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002694



How to Cite

Bogosian, G. 2001. Protein Synthesis: Measuring Errors. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Monsanto Company, Chesterfield, Missouri, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


The detection and measurement of errors in protein synthesis is of interest to workers studying proteins, particularly when exploiting overexpression systems to prepare proteins as research reagents or for commercial purposes. Detection of errors is a key step in the process of producing high-quality proteins.


  • mistranslation;
  • norleucine;
  • norvaline;
  • formylmethionine;
  • ε-N-acetyllysine