Table 3 Spearman correlation between protein abundance (also when controlling for mRNA levels) and various translation efficiency indexes
OrganismCorrelation Between Index and PACorrelation Between Index and PA Given mRNA Levels
MTDRCAItAIMTDRCAItAI
E. colir = 0.44r = 0.56r = 0.55r = 0.5r = 0.61r = 0.48
p < 3.7*10−106p = 3.8*10−184p =1.2*10−178p < 1.1*10−38p = 3.4*10−62p = 3.4*10−35
B. subtilisr = 0.320.37r = 0.41r = 0.26r = 0.280r = 0.32
p < 3.8*10−87p = 1.5*10−117p = 4.7*10−146p < 3.7*10−43p = 7.1*10−67p = 8.6*10−108
C. elegansr = 0.41r = 0.52r = 0.56r = 0.23r = 0.35r = 0.41
p < 1*10−270p = 0p = 0p < 4.2*10−86p = 3.7*10−206p = 6.1*10−293
S. cerevisiaer = 0.43r = 0.44r = 0.47r = 0.3r = 0.33r = 0.37
p < 1.3*10−252p = 1.1*10−275p = 2.6**10−314p < 1.2*10−102p = 5.3*10−125p = 1.1*10−66
  • PA, protein abundance; MDTR, mean of the typical decoding rates; CAI, codon adaptation index; tAI, tRNA adaptation index.