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mRNA Localization: Mechanisms

  1. Evita Mohr,
  2. Dietmar Richter

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005983



How to Cite

Mohr, E. and Richter, D. 2006. mRNA Localization: Mechanisms. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


Sorting of messenger ribonucleic acids to distinct subcellular microdomains and their local translation is an important mechanism by which cell polarity is created and maintained.


  • protein–RNA interaction;
  • cis-acting element;
  • trans-acting factor;
  • local translation;
  • translational control