Determination of the kinetics of guanine nucleotide exchange on EF-Tu and EF-Ts: continuing uncertainties.


An analysis is made of the rate constants for the reactions involving the interactions of EF-Tu, EF-Ts, GDP, and GTP recently derived by Gromadski et al. [Biochemistry 41 (2002) 162]. Though their measured values appear to allow a reasonable rate of nucleotide exchange sufficient to support rates of protein synthesis in vivo, their data underestimate the… (More)