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Keyword Initiation factor

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Definition

Protein 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

Category

Molecular function

GOi

translation initiation factor activity [ GO:0003743 ]
translational initiation [ GO:0006413 ]

Graphical

Protein biosynthesisMolecular functionInitiation factorBiological process