Motivation: Protein synthesis is not a straight forward process and one gene locus can produce many isoforms, for example, by starting mRNA translation from alternative start sites. altORF evaluator (altORFev) predicts alternative open reading frames within eukaryotic mRNA translated by a linear scanning mechanism and its modifications (leaky scanning and reinitiation). The program reveals the efficiently translated altORFs recognized by the majority of 40S ribosomal sub-units landing on the 5′-end of an mRNA. This information aids to reveal the functions of eukaryotic genes connected to synthesis of either unknown isoforms of annotated proteins or new unrelated polypeptides.
- Open Reading Frames
- Protein Biosynthesis
- RNA, Messenger/metabolism
- Ribosome Subunits, Small, Eukaryotic/metabolism
- Sequence Analysis, RNA/methods