n-formylmethioninemedical dictionary

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Effective in the initiation of protein synthesis. The initiating methionine residue enters the ribosome as n-formylmethionyl tRNA. This process occurs in Escherichia coli and other bacteria as well as in the mitochondria of eucaryotic cells.

Chemical name: L-Methionine, N-formyl-

(12 Dec 1998)