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Ribosome reinitiation can explain length-dependent translation of messenger RNA

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Rogers,  David W.
Max-Planck Research Group Experimental Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Böttcher,  Marvin A.
Department Evolutionary Theory, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Traulsen,  Arne
Department Evolutionary Theory, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Greig,  Duncan
Max-Planck Research Group Experimental Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Rogers, D. W., Böttcher, M. A., Traulsen, A., & Greig, D. (2017). Ribosome reinitiation can explain length-dependent translation of messenger RNA. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(6): e1005592. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005592.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002E-87E0-E
Abstract
Author summary Recent advances in proteomics show that translation is strongly dependent on transcript length, but current theoretical models fail to capture this relationship. Here, we propose that the high initiation rates and protein yields of short transcripts result from terminating ribosomes reinitiating on the same transcript. The frequency of reinitiation depends on the time required to complete one full transit of a transcript, coupling transcript lengths and elongation rates to protein yield. Any slow step reduces the protein yield of shorter transcripts more than the yield of longer transcripts, generating stronger selective pressure to eliminate slow steps in shorter transcripts and explaining the widespread negative correlations in eukaryotes between transcript length and both 5' mRNA folding energy and codon adaptation. Our reinitiation-based model reconciles conflicting results from previous initiation-limited models with recent advances in biotechnology and identifies the mechanism underlying length-dependent translation, allowing powerful prediction of translational regulation across eukaryotes.