EIF2A

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EIF2A

A gene on chromosome 3q25.1 that encodes a widely expressed protein involved in early protein synthesis of a limited number of specific mRNAs, directing the binding of methionyl-tRNAi to 40S ribosomal subunits.
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After the initiation of the ER stress response, it can mediate cellular apoptosis by phosphorylating the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2a (eIF2a).
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