GFM1 (EF-Gmt, EF-G1mt) of the GFM1:GTP complex hydrolyzes GTP, yielding GFM1:GDP (Tsuboi et al. 2009). The hydrolysis of GTP drives translocation of the peptidyl-tRNA from the A-site to the P-site with consequent ejection of the deacylated tRNA from the P-site and translocation of the ribosome in the 3' direction along the mRNA (Bhargava et al. 2004, Tsuboi et al. 2009, inferred from bovine homologs in Chung and Spremulli 1990).