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formylated methionine acts as translation initiation in

formylated methionine acts as translation initiation in
 

Grade:12

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Simran Vinaik
askIITians Faculty 1231 Points
2 years ago
N-Formylmethionine (fMet) is the amino acid coded by the AUG codon, which is the start codon for protein synthesis only in PROKARYOTES. Therefore, fMet is the N-terminal amino acid of nearly all proteins in prokaryotic systems; however it is commonly removed posttranslationally.

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