RNA After Translation
Name: Barbara D.
Date: August 2004
What happens to mRNA after translation?
Your question has recently become the focus of much greater research interest, including
my own, because mRNA stability appears to be an increasingly important mechanism by which
cells regulate expression of specific mRNA transcripts. The details of the complex
processes that regulate timing of mRNA breakdown or degradation are summarized in the
following section on Degradation of mRNAs from the online textbook, "Genomes", if you're
interested in learning more:
Thanks very much for the great question,
Jeff Buzby, Ph.D.
CHOC Research Institute
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