Relaxation kinetics of E. coli ribosomes: evidence for the reaction of 30S . IF3 complex with 50S ribosomal subunits.

Abstract

Addition of initiation factor IF3 to solutions of E. coli ribosomes dramatically alters their behavior in pressure-jump relaxation kinetic experiments in which 90 degrees light-scattering is used to monitor the macromolecular reaction. The effect of IF3 on relaxation processes attributed to "tight" couples is strongly dependent on the Mg2+ concentration. At… (More)

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