Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Windows Live Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Submit your paper to J Biol Methods today!
- - - - -

What is the RNA:Protein ratio for ONE gene over different RNA levels?

gene expression

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 RealSynthetic



  • Active Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 21 May 2014 - 07:17 AM

I've spent a long time trying to find the basic answer to this question: 


What is the RNA:Protein ratio for ONE gene over different RNA levels? Lets say in E. coli for simplicity's sake.


In other words, if an inducible gene, such as lacZ expresses different amounts of mRNA depending on the level on induction, how would the B-galactosidase protein concentration change with varying RNA concentration? Would the relationship be linear, quadratic, log? 


I'm looking for experimental evidence. Thanks!!

#2 bob1


    Thelymitra pulchella

  • Global Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,507 posts

Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:12 PM

I don't know the answer for sure, but I suspect that it will depend on the gene!  For many the relationship will be 1:1, but there may well be cases where the mRNA is used multiple times.

Home - About - Terms of Service - Privacy - Contact Us

©1999-2013 Protocol Online, All rights reserved.