Single amino acid substitution in prokaryote polypeptide release factor 2 permits it to terminate translation at all three stop codons.

Prokaryotic translational release factors, RF1 and RF2, catalyze polypeptide release at UAG/UAA and UGA/UAA stop codons, respectively. In this study, we isolated a bacterial RF2 mutant (RF2*) containing an E167K substitution that restored the growth of a temperature-sensitive RF1 strain of Escherichia coli and the viability of a chromosomal RF1/RF2 double… CONTINUE READING