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Substance Name: N-Formylmethionine
RN: 4289-98-9
UNII: PS9357B4XH
InChIKey: PYUSHNKNPOHWEZ-YFKPBYRVSA-N

Note

  • 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.

Molecular Formula

  • C6-H11-N-O3-S

Molecular Weight

  • 177.2229
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • N-Formylmethionine

MeSH Heading

  • N-Formylmethionine

Synonyms

  • Formyl-L-methionine
  • Formylmethionine
  • L-Formylmethionine
  • L-N-Formylmethionine
  • NSC 334322
  • UNII-PS9357B4XH

Systematic Name

  • L-Methionine, N-formyl-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 4289-98-9

FDA UNII

  • PS9357B4XH

System Generated Number

  • 0004289989

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C6H11NO3S/c1-11-3-2-5(6(9)10)7-4-8/h4-5H,2-3H2,1H3,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)/t5-/m0/s1

InChIKey

PYUSHNKNPOHWEZ-YFKPBYRVSA-N

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CSCC[C@H](NC=O)C(=O)O