Protein synthesis: Imprinting through molecular mimicry

The translation of genetic messages into proteins on ribosomes is catalyzed by a number of proteins that bind transiently to the ribosome [1,2]. These are the initiation, elongation and release (termination) factors. Several of these factors are GTP-hydrolyzing (G) proteins, which undergo a conformation transition between an active state with bound GTP and… (More)