Translation initiation: Insect virus RNAs rewrite the rule book

John Mccarthy, J. E G McCarthy

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    Picorna-like insect virus RNAs direct an unorthodox form of translation initiation at a non-AUG-related codon, without involvement of initiator tRNA. This seems to involve a special type of mRNA pseudoknot structure which allows bypassing of the usual P-site-dependent mechanism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)R715-R717
    JournalCurrent Biology
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2000


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