Eukaryotic mRNA Processing

Goals Describe the structure and function of the 5′ cap and polyA tail of an mRNA Explain the mechanism of splicing and how it is enhanced by the spliceosome Explain how and why transcription and mRNA processing are coupled Draw an RNApolII transcript including relevant structural features (cap, polyA tail, introns, exons) Explain the role…

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A Christmas Story

This is the story of how I died on Christmas Day. T’was the night before, the night before Christmas Day, and my life was about to end. I woke up in the morning as the shelter woke the lot of us up. I could feel today was different, but I didn’t know why. I had…

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Til Death Do Us Part

No words can truly express how special you are to me. You’ve been through this journey with me for a long time. It’s difficult for me to remember what I was like before you had even known of my existence. What I can say is that man was missing a piece of the puzzle; that…

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The Path We Are Headed

As I went through this dark tunnel, back into the only reality I have ever known. I sensed a familiar fear, yet one that I had never felt. Walking down this dark tunnel over and over again, into a bright light that developed into my reality. A reality where I went to school in, where…

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