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Keyword - Initiation factor (KW-0396)

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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.


  • Translation initiation factor


Molecular function


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


Protein biosynthesisMolecular functionInitiation factorBiological process

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