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Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single-stranded RNA molecule that is complementary to one of the DNA strands of a gene.
… Messenger RNA (mRNA) … Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single-stranded RNA molecule that is complementary … to one of the DNA strands of a gene. … Messenger RNA, MRNA, Protein Synthesis, Cell Biology … Messenger RNA (mRNA) …
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mRNA vaccines inject cells with instructions to generate a protein that is normally found on the surface of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
… Key Points mRNA vaccines inject cells with instructions to generate a … system will recognize the virus and respond to it.   mRNA vaccines are safe and cannot alter your DNA, and you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.   mRNA vaccines may seem to have arrived quickly, but this …
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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers used state-of-the-art genomic sequencers to quickly sequence the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
… or a small, circular piece of DNA. Plasmids are used in mRNA vaccine production because they are easy to replicate … can be produced within a couple of weeks, allowing new mRNA vaccines to be tested and distributed rapidly. …   …   … such as in a test tube) protocols to create mRNA in a method that mimics our own biological processes. …
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An anticodon is a trinucleotide sequence complementary to that of a corresponding codon in a messenger RNA (mRNA) sequence.
… to that of a corresponding codon in a messenger RNA (mRNA) sequence. … Codon, DNA, Transfer RNA, TRNA, Messenger RNA, MRNA, Complementary Sequence … An anticodon is a … to that of a corresponding codon in a messenger RNA (mRNA) sequence. An anticodon is found at one end of a …
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A repressor is a protein that turns off the expression of one or more genes.
… … Gene, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Messenger RNA (mRNA), Protein, Transcription … A repressor is a protein that … region, preventing the production of messenger RNA (mRNA). … Educational Resources …
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A ribosome is a cellular particle made of RNA and protein that serves as the site for protein synthesis in the cell.
… cell. … Amino Acids, Cell, Genetic Code, Messenger RNA (mRNA), Protein, Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) … A ribosome is a … The ribosome reads the sequence of the messenger RNA (mRNA) and, using the genetic code, translates the sequence of …
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The nucleolus is a region found within the cell nucleus that is concerned with producing and assembling the cell's ribosomes.
… and assembling the cell's ribosomes. … Messenger RNA (mRNA), Ribonucleic Acid (RNA), Translation, Cell, Cytoplasm, …
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A promoter is a sequence of DNA needed to turn a gene on or off.
… Gene, Gene Expression, Gene Regulation, Messenger RNA (mRNA), Transcription … A promoter is a sequence of DNA needed … binding site for the enzyme used to make a messenger RNA (mRNA) molecule. … Educational Resources …
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Transfer RNA (tRNA) is a small RNA molecule that participates in protein synthesis.
… Anticodon, Base Pair, Codon, Genetic Code, Messenger RNA (mRNA), Protein, Ribosome, Translation, Amino Acids … Transfer … with its complementary sequence on the messenger RNA (mRNA) molecule, ensuring that the appropriate amino acid is …