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Intracellular detection and functional impact of protein synthesis errors in S. cerevisiae and E. coli

Sampson, Connor Dereck David (2017) Intracellular detection and functional impact of protein synthesis errors in S. cerevisiae and E. coli. Master of Science by Research (MScRes) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:65447)

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Abstract

Accurate translation of the mRNA code is vital for both proper cell function, and the production of functional recombinant protein products. Errors in translation, i.e. the incorporation of amino acids other than those that should be incorporated according to the genetic code, negatively affect the function of proteins. This thesis focuses upon two main areas.

2. An MS-based analysis of translational errors and their effects upon binding affinity in GST was carried out prior to this project. The results are examined herein through computational analysis, based upon factors such as 3D modelling, evolutionary conservation, and predicted tRNA ratios. Additionally, several translational error products were re-created as DNA mutants in order to allow experimental analysis of the effects of errors on protein function. These two approaches demonstrate the importance of protein folding upon error observation.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Science by Research (MScRes))
Thesis advisor: von der Haar, Tobias
Uncontrolled keywords: Translation Errors Protein Synthesis Folding MS GST S.cerevisiae E.coli
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65447 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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