Mistranslational errors associated with the rare arginine codon CGG in Escherichia coli.


In Escherichia coli, CGG is a rare arginine codon occurring at a frequency of 0.54% in all E. coli mRNAs or 9.8% when an arginine residue is encoded for. When present in high numbers or in clusters in highly expressed recombinant mRNA, rare codons can cause expression problems compromising product yield and translational fidelity. The coding region for an N… (More)