Kozak sequence

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Kozak sequence

[′kō‚zak ‚sē·kwəns]
(cell and molecular biology)
A nucleotide sequence in the 5′ untranslated messenger ribonucleic acid region that allows ribosomes to recognize the initiator codon.
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Tusavims has a potential upstream start codon MSS in a weaker Kozak consensus sequence than MAQ (Figure, panel A), which we selected as the start codon.