Molecular architecture of the 40S⋅eIF1⋅eIF3 translation initiation complex

Eukaryotic translation initiation requires the recruitment of the large, multiprotein eIF3 complex to the 40S ribosomal subunit. Using X-ray structures of all major components of the minimal, six-subunit Saccharomyces cerevisiae eIF3 core, together with cross-linking coupled to mass spectrometry, we were able to use IMP to position and orient all eIF3 components on the 40S•eIF1 complex, revealing an extended, modular arrangement of eIF3 subunits.

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