trans-Translation is the unique process of synthesizing a single polypeptide chain from both mRNA and the coding region of transport-messenger RNA (tmRNA). It is necessary for cell vital activity in the changing environment. New data on the main participants of trans-translation, conditions under which it occurs, and its role in the cell are reviewed. The possible role of tmRNA in translation quality control is discussed.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2004|
- 10Sa RNA
- protein biosynthesis
- translation termination