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We have previously isolated and described an Escherichia coli ribosome-bound ATPase, RbbA, that is required for protein synthesis in the presence of ATP, GTP and the elongation factors, EF-Tu and EF-G. The gene encoding RbbA, yhih, has been cloned and the deduced protein sequence harbors two ATP-motifs and one RNA-binding motif and is homologous to the(More)
Elongation factor RbbA is required for ATP-dependent deacyl-tRNA release presumably after each peptide bond formation; however, there is no information about the cellular role. Proteomic analysis in Escherichia coli revealed that RbbA reciprocally co-purified with a conserved inner membrane protein of unknown function, YhjD. Both proteins are also(More)
Since translational start codons also occur internally, more-complex features within mRNA must determine initiation. We compare the potential secondary structure of 123 prokaryotic mRNA start regions to that of regions coding for internal methionines. The latter display an unexpectedly-uniform, almost-periodic pattern of pairing potential. In contrast,(More)
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