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.
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Effects of ribosomes and intracellular solutes on activities and stabilities of elongation factor 2 proteins from psychrotolerant and thermophilic methanogens.
Diphtheria toxin: site and configuration of ADP-ribosylation of diphthamide in elongation factor 2.
These ribosylating toxins transfer the ADP-ribose moiety to eukaryotic host target proteins, such as elongation factor 2 [Alpha], to render them inactive (54).