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Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2012 Jul 1;4(7):a013706. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a013706.

The elongation, termination, and recycling phases of translation in eukaryotes.

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Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. tdever@nih.gov

Abstract

This work summarizes our current understanding of the elongation and termination/recycling phases of eukaryotic protein synthesis. We focus here on recent advances in the field. In addition to an overview of translation elongation, we discuss unique aspects of eukaryotic translation elongation including eEF1 recycling, eEF2 modification, and eEF3 and eIF5A function. Likewise, we highlight the function of the eukaryotic release factors eRF1 and eRF3 in translation termination, and the functions of ABCE1/Rli1, the Dom34:Hbs1 complex, and Ligatin (eIF2D) in ribosome recycling. Finally, we present some of the key questions in translation elongation, termination, and recycling that remain to be answered.

PMID:
22751155
PMCID:
PMC3385960
DOI:
10.1101/cshperspect.a013706
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