poly a tail


A Nuclease Shield?

a: poly A tail ~
b: a time control


" The poly A tail is like a time control for the mRNA. mRNA is pretty unstable and degrades rapidly in the cell. The 5' cap and poly A tail help the mRNA's longevity. The longer the tail, usually, the longer the mRNA hangs around and translates more proteins before it is degraded."

Writer: Duke O
Date: Jan 11 2015 10:05 AM

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