initiation factor


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in·i·ti·a·tion fac·tor (IF),

one of several soluble proteins involved in the initiation of protein or RNA synthesis.

in·i·ti·a·tion fac·tor

(IF) (i-nish'ē-ā'shŭn fak'tŏr)
One of several soluble proteins involved in the initiation of protein or RNA synthesis.

initiation factor (IF)

one of a group of special proteins required for the initiation of protein synthesis; promoting the correct association of RIBOSOME and mRNA. see TRANSLATION.
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