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Initiation factors are proteins that enhance the binding affinity of the various translational components.
Types of Initiation factors in E. coli
Role of Initiation factors
IF1 - Stabilizes 30S subunit
IF2 - Binds f-met-tRNA to 30S-mRNA complex ; binds to GTP and stimulates hydrolysis
- ↑ William S. Klug, Michael R. Cummings, Charlotte Spencer, Michael Palladino (2014). Concepts of Genetics Tenth Edition