The past several years have seen a virtual revolution in the study of eukaryotic mRNA. Among the notable recent achievements are the positive identification of mRNA precursors in HnRNA, the enumeration of the DNA sequences from which mRNA is transcribed, and the finding that mRNA in cultured cells is much more stable than was previously believed. One of most far-reaching discoveries has been the finding that mRNA in eukaryotes contains poly A. This discovery, aside from providing a powerful tool for mRNA isolation, has generated a large body of research into the properties and metabolism of poly A itself. In addition, the finding of a poly A-associated protein has given a renewed stimulus to the study of proteins associated with mRNA. This review is devoted to a discussion of these and related achievements, and some of their implications
Article| February 01 1975
Messenger RNA metabolism of animal cells: possible involvement of untranslated sequences and mRNA-associated proteins
Online ISSN: 1540-8140
Print ISSN: 0021-9525
J Cell Biol (1975) 64 (2): 269–288.
Greenberg JR; Messenger RNA metabolism of animal cells: possible involvement of untranslated sequences and mRNA-associated proteins . J Cell Biol 1 February 1975; 64 (2): 269–288. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.64.2.269
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