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Descriptor English: N-Formylmethionine
Descriptor Spanish: N-Formilmetionina
Descriptor Portuguese: N-Formilmetionina
Descriptor French: N-Formyl-méthionine
Entry term(s): Formylmethionine, N
N Formylmethionine
Tree number(s): D02.886.030.676.450
D12.125.166.676.450
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009239
Scope note: Effective in the initiation of protein synthesis. The initiating methionine residue enters the ribosome as N-formylmethionyl tRNA. This process occurs in Escherichia coli and other bacteria as well as in the mitochondria of eucaryotic cells.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Registry Number: 4289-98-9
CAS Type 1 Name: L-Methionine, N-formyl-
Previous Indexing: Formic Acids (1974)
Methionine (1974)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under METHIONINE 1975-90
History Note: 91(75); was see under METHIONINE 1975-90
DeCS ID: 9432
Unique ID: D009239
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
N-Formylmethionine - Preferred
Concept UI M0014395
Scope note Effective in the initiation of protein synthesis. The initiating methionine residue enters the ribosome as N-formylmethionyl tRNA. This process occurs in Escherichia coli and other bacteria as well as in the mitochondria of eucaryotic cells.
Preferred term N-Formylmethionine
Entry term(s) Formylmethionine, N
N Formylmethionine



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