Alternative translation start sites and hidden coding potential of eukaryotic mRNAs.

@article{Kochetov2008AlternativeTS,
  title={Alternative translation start sites and hidden coding potential of eukaryotic mRNAs.},
  author={Alex V. Kochetov},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={683-91}
}
It is widely suggested that a eukaryotic mRNA typically contains one translation start site and encodes a single functional protein product. However, according to current points of view on translation initiation mechanisms, eukaryotic ribosomes can recognize several alternative translation start sites and the number of experimentally verified examples of alternative translation is growing rapidly. Also, the frequent occurrence of alternative translation events and their functional significance… CONTINUE READING

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