Flashcards in Control of gene expression in eukaryotes part 5 Deck (5)
Define leaky scanning
Absence of Kozak sequence, so start codon isnt always the same for the gene. Results in two different forms of the gene being made.
A protein complex that scans the 5' region for an appropriate start sequence
What are uORFs?
upstream reading frames: located in the 5'UTR, they attenuate the transcription of the actual reading frame further downstream
What are IRES?
Internal Ribosome Entry Sites