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DefinitionProtein which plays an important role in initiating the translation of a mRNA molecule into a polypeptide. Initiation factors help to form the complex between the mRNA and a ribosome.
Synonyms Translation initiation factor
CategoryMolecular function
GOitranslation initiation factor activity [ GO:0003743 ]
translational initiation [ GO:0006413 ]
GraphicalBiological processMolecular functionProtein biosynthesisInitiation factor
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BroaderProtein biosynthesis