30939 S1_IF1Thalassiosira pseudonana
GO:0003743 GO:0006413 GO:0003723 -
translation initiation factor activity
Functions in the initiation of ribosome-mediated translation of mRNA into a polypeptide.
The process preceding formation of the peptide bond between the first two amino acids of a protein. This includes the formation of a complex of the ribosome, mRNA, and an initiation complex that contains the first aminoacyl-tRNA.
Interacting selectively and non-covalently with an RNA molecule or a portion thereof.