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- Märtens, Birgit, et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Journal of Molecular Biology 2015 v.427 pp. 3086-3095
- Sulfolobus solfataricus; messenger RNA; mutants; nucleotides; translation (genetics)
- ... The heterotrimeric archaeal IF2 orthologue of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 consists of the α-subunit, β-subunit and γ-subunit. Previous studies showed that the γ-subunit of aIF2, besides its central role in Met-tRNAi binding, has an additional function: it binds to the 5′-triphosphorylated end of mRNA and protects its 5′-part from degradation. Competition studies with nucleotides and ...