The lengths off transcripts are laid out regarding straight ribosomal footprints (Roentgen

The lengths off transcripts are laid out regarding straight ribosomal footprints (Roentgen

Our TASEP implementation considers individual ribosome transitions along mRNA transcripts that belong to four classes: three of these are “endogenous” and therefore native to the cell (ribosomal (R), enzymatic (E), housekeeping (Q)), while one is unnaturally engineered into the cell (“heterologous” (H)). f), where 1 R f equates to 30 nucleotides , making each Rf account for 10 amino acids. As in , each transcript contains 30 successive footprints (900 nucleotides), except for R proteins, which contain 750 footprints (22,500 nucleotides), to reflect that ribosomes are multi-protein complexes requiring more resources to build [54,55]. While modelling mRNA degradation, “ribosome protection” is considered whereby transcripts cannot be degraded unless they are free from ribosomes. We focus our core results on a simple scenario that highlights the effects of ribosomal queues in order to clearly observe their impact. This illustrative scenario considers one slow codon with a relative efficiency of 0.5% at position 26 R f on a transcript of length 30 R f .