What is another word for IRES?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ɪ͡əz] (IPA)

IRES stands for "internal ribosome entry site," which is a segment of RNA that can initiate protein synthesis even without a 5' cap. Some synonyms for IRES include internal translation initiation site, ribosome shunt, and alternative translation initiation site. These terms refer to the same function of allowing translation to begin within the middle of an mRNA instead of at the 5' end. IRES elements are found in the genomes of viruses, but also in the mRNAs of some vertebrates and insects. Understanding the mechanisms of IRES-mediated translation can provide insight into gene expression regulation and offer therapeutic targets for virus infections and genetic diseases.

What are the hypernyms for Ires?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Genes, Genetic Markers, molecular markers, genetic elements.

Usage examples for Ires

Burning with the combined IRES of fright and shame, conscious also that, by the one little contemptible act of greed in which he had surprised her, she had justified the aversion which her woman instinct had from the first recognized in him, she darted to the door, stood with her back against it, and faced him flaming.
"The Marquis of Lossie"
George MacDonald

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