elongation factor

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elongation factor

[ē‚loŋ′gā·shən ‚fak·tər]
(biochemistry)
Any of several proteins required for elongation of growing polypeptide chains during protein synthesis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Manieri et al., "Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 controls TNF-alpha translation in LPS-induced hepatitis," The Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol.
Interactions of eukaryotic elongation factor 2 with actin: a possible link between protein synthetic machinery and cytoskeleton.
The catalytic domain transfers ADP-ribose from nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide ([NAD.sup.+]) to eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) and releases nicotinamide (7).
These ribosylating toxins transfer the ADP-ribose moiety to eukaryotic host target proteins, such as elongation factor 2 [Alpha], to render them inactive (54).