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Keyword - Translational shunt (KW-1155)

Definition

Protein which is involved in the translational shunt, an unusual translation process in which ribosomes are loaded onto mRNA at the 5'-cap structure, start scanning for a short distance before bypassing the large internal leader region and initiating at a downstream start site. Shunting operates in plants, animals, and yeast translational systems, both in vivo and in vitro.

Synonyms

  • Ribosomal shunt
  • Ribosome shunt
  • Shunting

Category

Molecular function

Graphical

Translational shuntMolecular function
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