translation start site

translation start site

The position—usually at the trinucleoride AUG; occasionally at GUG or CUG—in an mRNA where protein synthesis begins.
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This is AVI's patented NEUGENE technology targeting the translation start site of RNA viruses.
The finding of alternative translation start sites within this important group of proteins adds startling diversity to a key biological process, namely that whereby heart cells communicate with each other electrically," explains Eduardo Marban, director of Cedars-Sinai.
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