initiation codon


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initiation codon

[i‚nish·ē′ā·shən ′kō‚dän]
(genetics)
A codon that signals the first amino acid in a protein sequence; usually AUG, but sometimes GUG. Also known as start codon.
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In EBS, KLHL24 mutation affect methionine initiation codons, resulting in the loss of the first 28 amino acids of KLHL24 protein.
7) (a) Sequences 1, 2 derived from nucleotides 1236-1254 containing the initiation codon for GRP78 mRNA (b) Determined by UV/Vis Spectroscopy (c) Determined by RP-1P HPLC using 80-20% 0.
This mutation, next to the initiation codon, was named as codon 1 by the Huisman Database [betal(NA1) Val>Met] (3).
In the F gene, an amino acid change occurred in the initiation codon from Met to Val in PDV/3541UK, compared with the other viruses, and silent mutations occurred at codons 20, 22, 51, 156, 198, 440, and 528.