Prokaryotic initiation factor-1

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Prokaryotic initiation factor-1 is a prokaryotic initiation factor.[1]

IF1 associates with the 30S ribosomal subunit in the A site and prevents an aminoacyl-tRNA from entering. It modulates IF2 binding to the ribosome by increasing its affinity. It may also prevent the 50S subunit from binding, stopping the formation of the 70S subunit. It also contains a β-domain fold common for nucleic acid binding proteins.


  1. ^ Prokaryotic+Initiation+Factor-1 at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)