All mRNA translated into protein
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:55 PM
From what i think is:
- The cells wont waste energy if they transcribed mRNA but not translated into protein.
Can anyone enlighten me?
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:54 PM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:31 AM
Cells often will make mRNAs with premature stop codons which need to be destoyed. Of course the pioneer round of translation will have made a truncated peptide, so technically translation has occurred, but no full length protein was produced, hence net waste of energy.