Elongation factor

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Elongation factors are a set of proteins that bring new t-RNA to the A-site and the movement of the t-RNA from A-site to p-site.

Types of Elongation factors

EF- Tu

EF- Ts

EF- G

Function 

EF- Tu: Binds GTP; brings aminoacyl- tRNA to the A site of ribosome
EF- Ts: Generates active EF- Tu
EF- G: Stimulates translocation; GTP- dependent[1]

References

  1. William S. Klug, Michael R. Cummings, Charlotte Spencer, Michael Palladino (2014). Concepts of Genetics Tenth Edition


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