N-formylmethionine

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N-for·myl·me·thi·o·nine (fMet),

(fōr'mil-me-thī'ō-nēn),
Methionine acylated on the NH2 group by a formyl (-CHO) group. This is the starting amino acid residue for virtually all bacterial polypeptides. It is also observed in mitochondria and chloroplasts of eukaryotes.
See also: initiating codon.
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N-for·myl·me·thi·o·nine

(fōr'mil-me-thī'ō-nēn)
Methionine acylated on the NH2 group by a formyl (-CHO) group. This is the starting amino acid residue for virtually all bacterial polypeptides. It is also observed in mitochondria and chloroplasts of eukaryotes.
See also: initiating codon
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