Frameshifting in the expression of the Escherichia coli trpR gene is modulated by translation initiation.

The Escherichia coli trpR gene encodes the 108-amino-acid-long Trp repressor. We have shown previously that a +1 frameshifting event occurs during the expression of trpR, resulting in the synthesis of an additional (+1 frame) polypeptide. Using trpR-lac'Z fusions, we have recently found that the transition from the 0 to the +1 frame occurs via the bypassing… CONTINUE READING