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N-Formylmethionine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
N-Formylmethionine
Tree Number(s)
D02.886.030.676.450
D12.125.166.676.450
Unique ID
D009239
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009239
Scope Note
Effective in the initiation of protein synthesis. The initiating methionine residue enters the ribosome as N-formylmethionyl tRNA. This process occurs in Escherichia coli and other bacteria as well as in the mitochondria of eucaryotic cells.
Entry Term(s)
N Formylmethionine
Registry Number
4289-98-9
CAS Type 1 Name
L-Methionine, N-formyl-
Previous Indexing
Formic Acids (1974)
Methionine (1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under METHIONINE 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under METHIONINE 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
2005/06/30
N-Formylmethionine Preferred
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