"N-Formylmethionine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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