Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor

Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor

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About Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor:

Eukaryotic initiation factors and eIFs are crucial for messenger RNA (mRNA) translation in eukaryotic cells. These cells are vital for expressing genes and primarily occur at the beginning stages controlled by eukaryotic initiation factors.

Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor Mechanism
The translation is a cyclical process where ribosomal subunits involved in initiation are generated by post-termination ribosomal complexes recycling completed at the earlier translation round. Most eukaryotic mRNA imitation entails ribosomal 43s preinitiation complexes, scanning from cap-proximal first attachment point to the imitation codon.

Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor Structure
Both eIF1 and eIF1a join the ribosomes. The two then promote a conformation mRNA platform necessary for scanning; tRNA delivery and codon recognition start. eIF2 is the principal protein complex for initiator tRNA delivery to the preinitiation complex. The eIF4 has three subunits, including eIF4A, eIF4E, and eIF4F, with every subunit having several human isoforms. However, there are additional eIF4 proteins such as eIF4B and eIF4H.

Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor Interaction
The scanning mechanism is not completely understood yet requires 40s open subunit conformation caused by eIF1 and eIF1A. During the present model for starting codon recognition, the formation of codon-anticodon base combination is complemented by displacing eIF1 from the P-site to switch the 40s subunit to closed conformation locked to mRNA. It then releases eIF5-induced hydrolysis repression of the eIF2-bound GTP and Pi discharge.

Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor Function
After the eIF5B facilitates eIF2-GDP, eIF1, and eIF1A disassociation from the 40S subunit surface interface, it combines with the 60S ribosomal subunit to create an 80S ribosome with Trna initiator in the P-site. Meanwhile, eIF activity regulation by reversible phosphorylation influences most mRNAs transformed by the canonical scanning-dependent initiation mode.