| EIF2S3, EIF2, EIF2G, EIF2gamma, eIF-2gA, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 subunit gamma|
MGI: 1349431 HomoloGene: 90888 GeneCards: EIF2S3
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 subunit 3 (eIF2γ) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the EIF2S3 gene.
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 (eIF2) functions in the early steps of protein synthesis by forming a ternary complex with GTP and initiator tRNA and binding to a 40S ribosomal subunit. eIF2 is composed of three subunits, alpha (α), beta (β), and gamma (γ, this article), with the protein encoded by this gene representing the gamma subunit.