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A mathematical model for elongation of a peptide chain. (English) Zbl 1334.92305
Summary: A mathematical model is presented for the steps in the elongation process, and the steady-state elongation rate as a function of the amino acid concentrations is found. In addition, the reset sub-process of the elongation process is modeled. The rate of elongation of peptide chains is found to be a function of the concentration of the amino acid to be bound and the concentration of all other amino acids. In addition, the overall elongation rate depends on the concentrations of elongation factors.

MSC:
92D20 Protein sequences, DNA sequences
92C40 Biochemistry, molecular biology
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