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Codon, Initiator MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Codon, Initiator
Tree Number(s)
D13.444.735.544.355.225
G05.360.335.355.225
G05.360.340.024.340.137.190.225
Unique ID
D018387
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018387
Scope Note
A codon that directs initiation of protein translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC) by stimulating the binding of initiator tRNA (RNA, TRANSFER, MET). In prokaryotes, the codons AUG or GUG can act as initiators while in eukaryotes, AUG is the only initiator codon.
Entry Term(s)
Codon, Initiation
Codon, Start
Initiator Codon
Start Codon
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Codon (1975-1994)
See Also
Peptide Chain Initiation, Translational
Protein Biosynthesis
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/03
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Codon, Initiator Preferred
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