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mRNA Splicing

Once a gene has been located and transcribed into mRNA, it must first be edited before it can be translated into a protein. This editing process is called splicing it involves removing non-coding regions called "introns", leaving only the protein coding "exons" . In the cell the introns are removed by special enzymes which recognise specific sequences, these enzymes cut and rejoin the coding regions for translation into protein.

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Once a gene has been located and transcribed into mRNA, it must first be edited before it can be translated into a protein. This editing process is called splicing it involves removing non-coding regions called "introns", leaving only the protein coding "exons" . In the cell the introns are removed by special enzymes which recognise specific sequences, these enzymes cut and rejoin the coding regions for translation into protein.

mRNA Splicing, exons, enzymes, protein, sequences, translation, 3d animation

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