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Compound Summary for: CID 911

N-Formylmethionine

Also known as: N-Formyl-DL-methionine; N-formyl-L-methionine; fMet; 4309-82-4; for-met-oh; ST50410458; 4289-98-9; L-Methionine, N-formyl-
Molecular Formula: C6H11NO3S   Molecular Weight: 177.22144   InChIKey: PYUSHNKNPOHWEZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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.   From: MeSH
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