Difference in length of nascent peptides between neighboring ribosomes

Value 24 residues (aa)
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Brandt F, Etchells SA, Ortiz JO, Elcock AH, Hartl FU, Baumeister W. The native 3D organization of bacterial polysomes. Cell. 2009 Jan 23 136(2):261-71. p.266 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19167328
Method Estimated with a worm-like chain model
Comments "With a worm-like chain model (Supplemental Experimental Procedures), [researchers] estimated an additional number of 46 ± 6 nucleotides bridging adjacent mRNA exit and entry points, giving, on average, a total of up to 72 nucleotides between codon recognition sites. This would correspond to a difference in length of 24 residues of nascent peptides between neighboring ribosomes."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109073