65 kDa eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2A; Functions in the early steps of protein synthesis of a small number of specific mRNAs. Acts by directing the binding of methionyl-tRNAi to 40S ribosomal subunits. In contrast to the eIF- 2 complex, it binds methionyl-tRNAi to 40 S subunits in a codon- dependent manner, whereas the eIF-2 complex binds methionyl-tRNAi to 40 S subunits in a GTP-dependent manner. May act by impiging the expression of specific proteins; WD repeat domain containing
Synonyms: EIF2A, EIF2Ap, hEIF2A, B4DF96, B4DQ14 ...