Ribosomes

by Alexander S. Spirin

Institute of Protein Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Department of Molecular Biology, Moscow State University

Preface 1

PART I: HISTORICAL AND FUNDAMENTAL INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Protein Biosynthesis: Summary and Definitions 11

Chapter 2: Messenger RNA and the Genetic Code 13

2.1. Discovery of mRNA 13

2.2. Deciphering the Code 14

2.3. Some Features of the Code Dictionary 16

2.4. Deviations from the Universal Code 17

2.5. Structure of mRNA 19

2.5.1. Primary Structure 19

2.5.2. Functional Regions 19

2.5.3. Folding 21

2.6. Messenger Ribonucleoproteins of Higher Eukaryotes 22

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