Median number of proteins produced from one transcript

Value 28 proteins/transcript Range: Table - link proteins/transcript
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Siwiak M, Zielenkiewicz P. Transimulation - protein biosynthesis web service. PloS ONE. 2013 Sep 05 8(9): e73943 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073943. p.3 left column bottom paragraph and p.2 table 1PubMed ID24040122
Method Researchers developed a model to measure the absolute, translational activity at the level of individual genes.
Comments "Open WetWare web page (, accessed Jan 2013) provides a list of E.coli statistics, which generally confirm [researchers'] calculations of: transcript copy number per gene (2–3 according to Open WetWare vs. 1.7 in [researchers'] model [median]) translation initiation time (20–30 vs. 15 s in [researchers'] model [median]) the number of proteins produced from one transcript (40 vs. 28 [median] and 48 [mean] in [researchers'] model)."
Entered by Marlena Siwiak
ID 109526