Ribosomal S15 leader

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Ribosomal S15 leader
Symbol S15
Rfam RF00114
Other data
RNA type Cis-reg; leader
Domain(s) Bacteria
SO 0005836

The E. coli ribosomal S15 leader is an RNA element that can form two alternative structures found in the ribosomal S15 protein. One of the two alternate structures is a series of three hairpins, the other includes a pseudoknot.[1] This structure causes translational regulation of the S15 protein. Only the final two hairpins are conserved in other species.

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  1. ^ Benard, L; Philippe C; Ehresmann B; Ehresmann C; Portier C (1996). "Pseudoknot and translational control in the expression of the S15 ribosomal protein". Biochimie. 78 (7): 568–576. PMID 8955900. doi:10.1016/S0300-9084(96)80003-4. 

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