Aliases for EIF5B Gene
External Ids for EIF5B Gene
Accurate initiation of translation in eukaryotes is complex and requires many factors, some of which are composed of multiple subunits. The process is simpler in prokaryotes which have only three initiation factors (IF1, IF2, IF3). Two of these factors are conserved in eukaryotes: the homolog of IF1 is eIF1A and the homolog of IF2 is eIF5B. This gene encodes eIF5B. Factors eIF1A and eIF5B interact on the ribosome along with other initiation factors and GTP to position the initiation methionine tRNA on the start codon of the mRNA so that translation initiates accurately. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for EIF5B Gene
EIF5B (Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 5B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein and Gene Expression. GO annotations related to this gene include GTP binding and translation initiation factor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EIF5B Gene
Function in general translation initiation by promoting the binding of the formylmethionine-tRNA to ribosomes. Seems to function along with eIF-2 (By similarity).