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Codon, Initiator

"Codon, Initiator" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Codon, Initiator" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Codon, Initiator" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 47 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2000
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