The translation system in a cell is a powerful molecular machine conducted by ribosomes, tRNAs, and several translation factors to synthesize proteins. The translation process is very accurate according to the genetic code and directed from 5′-end to 3′-end on messenger RNA. We employ the translation mechanism combined with four-base codon techniques to develop a molecular machine which computes finite automata (finite-state machine). We report some experimental results where we have succeeded to implement a finite automaton on an E. coli in vitro translation system with four-base codons.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)