Translation initiation factor 2, alpha subunit (IPR011488)

Short name: TIF_2_asu

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


In Eukaryota and Archaea, translation initiation factor 2 (eIF2/aIF2), which contains three subunits (alpha, beta and gamma), is pivotal for binding of charged initiator tRNA to the small ribosomal subunit. This entry represents the alpha subunit of both eukaryota and archaeal translation initiator factor 2.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0003723 RNA binding
GO:0003743 translation initiation factor activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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