Peptide Chain Elongation: Models of the Elongation Cycle
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Nierhaus, K. H. and Wilson, D. N. 2006. Peptide Chain Elongation: Models of the Elongation Cycle. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Three models of the ribosomal elongation cycle are used to explain the mechanism of protein synthesis on the ribosome. These are the allosteric three-site model, the hybrid site model and the α–ε model. Recent cryoelectron microscopy analyses significantly modify the current models.
- protein synthesis;
- translocation of tRNAs