translation start site

translation start site

The position—usually at the trinucleoride AUG; occasionally at GUG or CUG—in an mRNA where protein synthesis begins.
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The 5'-end sequence of SPRP was obtained from a longer cDNA clone (SPRP2, accession number AF331852), containing 99 bp of 5' noncoding sequence with one possible translation start site (ATG).
8 kb of upstream sequence from the translation start site of SPRP1 was sequenced from this clone (Accession number AF331851).
A cDNA clone (Accession number AF331850) isolated during library screening was close to full length with the 5' end being 18 bp downstream of the ATG translation start site.
On the basis of manual sequencing of the genomic clone, the transcription start site (tsp) is 130 bp upstream of the translation start site (excluding the intron located in the 5' UTR).
This is AVI's patented NEUGENE technology targeting the translation start site of RNA viruses.
The finding of alternative translation start sites within this important group of proteins adds startling diversity to a key biological process, namely that whereby heart cells communicate with each other electrically," explains Eduardo Marban, director of Cedars-Sinai.
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