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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(12), 2424-2446; doi:10.3390/ijms9122424

Discovery of Proteomic Code with mRNA Assisted Protein Folding

Homulus Foundation, 612 S Flower St, Los Angeles, 90 017 CA, USA
Received: 18 August 2008 / Revised: 24 November 2008 / Accepted: 2 December 2008 / Published: 3 December 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Protein Folding 2009)
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The 3x redundancy of the Genetic Code is usually explained as a necessity to increase the mutation-resistance of the genetic information. However recent bioinformatical observations indicate that the redundant Genetic Code contains more biological information than previously known and which is additional to the 64/20 definition of amino acids. It might define the physico-chemical and structural properties of amino acids, the codon boundaries, the amino acid co-locations (interactions) in the coded proteins and the free folding energy of mRNAs. This additional information, which seems to be necessary to determine the 3D structure of coding nucleic acids as well as the coded proteins, is known as the Proteomic Code and mRNA Assisted Protein Folding.
Keywords: Gene; code; codon; translation; wobble-base Gene; code; codon; translation; wobble-base
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