Why polyadenylation?

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Why polyadenylation?

Post by biostud » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:09 pm

Why is polyadenylation needed? I know it is necessary to protect the mRNA from nucleases, but i've read that it is also necessary during nuclear export and translation! Why? In what mechanisms does it participate?

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Post by JackBean » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:25 pm

if both cap and polyA are present, the mRNA must be intact ;)
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