Published in Vaccine Weekly, September 8th, 2004
According to recent research from the United States, "N-Terminal myristoylation of proteins typically occurs cotranslationally via an amide bond to the penultimate glycine residue within the canonical motif (M)GXXX(S/T/A) in a reaction catalyzed by N-myristoyltransferase. A second, less common myristoylation reaction occurs internally at dibasic amino acid doublets of proteins such as alpha-TNF. In this case, myristoylation occurs within a portion of the preprotein, which is subsequently removed by N-terminal proteolysis. The identity...
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