Elongation Factors: Bacterial
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Czworkowski, J. 2006. Elongation Factors: Bacterial. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Translational elongation factors are extra ribosomal proteins required for the addition of amino acids to the polypeptide being synthesized on the ribosome. Sequence comparisons and high-resolution structural analyses of these proteins in bacteria have revealed striking homologies among them, with important implications for their evolution and function.
- elongation factors;
- protein synthesis;