Translation initiation is mediated by specific recognition of the cap structure by eukaryotic translation initiation;factor 4F (eIF4F), which is a cap binding protein complex that consists of three subunits: eIF4A, eIF4E and eIF4G. The;protein encoded by this gene shares similarity with the C-terminal region of eIF4G that contains the binding sites for;eIF4A and eIF3; eIF4G, in addition, contains a binding site for eIF4E at the N-terminus. Unlike eIF4G, which supports;cap-dependent and independent translation, this gene product functions as a general repressor of translation by;forming translationally inactive complexes. In vitro and in vivo studies indicate that translation of this mRNA;initiates exclusively at a non-AUG (GUG) codon. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms;of this gene have been described.
EIF4G2; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4 gamma, 2; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4 gamma 2; DAP5; NAT1; p97; DAP-5; eIF4G 2; eIF-4G 2; eIF-4-gamma 2; aging-associated protein 1; death-associated protein 5; eukaryotic translation initi; eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4G-like 1; AAG1; FLJ41344; eIF4G-related protein NAT1