Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Mitchell, P. 2006. mRNA Turnover. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) degradation mechanisms provide important regulatory steps in the control of eukaryotic gene expression. Although major recent advances have been made in our understanding of cytoplasmic mRNA turnover in mammalian cells, we are only just beginning to unravel the mechanisms of RNA turnover in the cell nucleus.
- nonsense-mediated decay;
- RNA helicase