mRNA halflife at 37°C

Range ~2 min
Organism bacteria
Reference Pedersen M, Nissen S, Mitarai N, Lo Svenningsen S, Sneppen K, Pedersen S. The functional half-life of an mRNA depends on the ribosome spacing in an early coding region. J Mol Biol. 2011 Mar 18 407(1):35-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.01.025. abstract and p.35 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID21255584
Comments "Bacterial mRNAs are translated by closely spaced ribosomes and degraded from the 5'-end, with half-lives of around 2 min at 37 °C in most cases...Most mRNAs in Escherichia coli decay with functional half-lives close to 2 min at 37 °C, but a few mRNA species differ substantially in their halflife resulting in a span of close to 100-fold. (refs 3–5)"
Entered by Uri M
ID 110055