Family

Methionyl-tRNA formyltransferase (IPR005794)

Short name: Fmt

Family relationships

None.

Description

Methionyl-tRNA formyltransferase (EC:2.1.2.9) transfers a formyl group onto the amino terminus of the acyl moiety of the methionyl aminoacyl-tRNA. The formyl group appears to play a dual role in the initiator identity of N-formylmethionyl-tRNA by promoting its recognition by IF2 and by impairing its binding to EFTU-GTP.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0071951 conversion of methionyl-tRNA to N-formyl-methionyl-tRNA

Molecular Function

GO:0004479 methionyl-tRNA formyltransferase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
TIGRFAMs
HAMAP