Average number of ribosomes loaded per mRNA message

Value 3 ribosomes/mRNA message
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Guet CC et al., Minimally invasive determination of mRNA concentration in single living bacteria. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jul36(12):e73. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn329. p.4 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18515347
Primary Source Arava et al., Genome-wide analysis of mRNA translation profiles in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Apr 1 100(7):3889-94.PubMed ID12660367
Comments p.4 right column bottom paragraph:"...if [investigators] assume on average three ribosomes loaded per mRNA message (primary source), [they] find that the average translation rate for an individual ribosome is about eight amino acids per second. This rate is consistent with the translation rates of previous studies (refs 23,24)."
Entered by Uri M
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