Predicting ribosomal frameshifting efficiency.

@article{Cao2008PredictingRF,
  title={Predicting ribosomal frameshifting efficiency.},
  author={Song Cao and Shi-jie Chen},
  journal={Physical biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          016002
        }
}
Many retroviruses use -1 ribosomal frameshifting as part of the mechanism in translational control of viral protein synthesis. Quantitative prediction of the efficiency of -1 frameshifting is crucial for understanding the viral gene expression. Here we investigate the free energy landscape for a minimal -1 programmed ribosomal frameshifting machinery, including the codon-anticodon base pairs at the slippery site, the downstream messenger RNA structure and the spacer between the slippery site… 
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