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Translation Control by RNA

  1. Emanuel Goldman

Published Online: 15 DEC 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000859.pub2



How to Cite

Goldman, E. 2008. Translation Control by RNA. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2008


Translation control by RNA (ribonucleic acid) refers to the process by which protein synthesis is regulated by structural elements in RNA (primary, secondary or tertiary), often cis-acting in the messenger RNA encoding the protein being synthesized, and also trans-acting in a number of systems.


  • RNA bacteriophage;
  • antisense RNA;
  • mRNA stability;
  • translational coupling;
  • translational enhancers;
  • translational attenuation;
  • codon bias