A slippery sequence is a small section of codon nucleotide sequences (usually UUUAAAC) that controls the rate of ribosomal frameshifting. A slippery sequence causes a faster ribosomal transfer which in turn can cause the reading ribosome to "slip." This allows a tRNA to shift by 1 base after it has paired with its anticodon, changing the reading frame.
- Nucleic acid tertiary structure
- Open reading frame
- Ribosomal frameshifting
- Translational frameshift
- Transposable element
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- Frameshifting, Ribosomal at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Wise2 - aligns a protein against a DNA sequence allowing frameshifts and introns
- FastY - compare a DNA sequence to a protein sequence database, allowing gaps and frameshifts
- Path - tool that compares two frameshift proteins (back-translation principle)
- Recode2 - Database of recoded genes, including those that require programmed Translational frameshift.
- Page for Coronavirus frameshifting stimulation element at Rfam
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