initiation complex


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initiation complex

[i‚nish·ē′ā·shən ‚käm‚pleks]
(cell and molecular biology)
An intermediate of protein synthesis consisting of messenger ribonucleic acid, initiator codons, initiation factors, and initiator transfer ribonucleic acid.
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Dynamic aspects of DNA/protein interactions in the transcriptional initiation complex and the hormone-responsive domains of the phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase promoter in vivo.
Anadys") announced today that its German subsidiary, Anadys Pharmaceuticals Europe GmbH, has been awarded a 3-year BMBF grant entitled "Characterization of the HCV translation initiation complex.
Linezolid operates by binding to a site on the bacterial 23S ribosomal RNA of the 50S subunit and abstain the making of a functional 70S initiation complex, that is a significant element of the bacterial translation process.