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How can Messenger RNA (mRNA) be best described?



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Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Feb 18, 2021

Messenger RNA or mRNA, a type of RNA, is a single-stranded RNA molecule that corresponds to one of the DNA strands of the gene. When this genetic information is read by a ribosome, it moves the cytoplasm to the point where proteins are made.

During the process of synthesizing a protein, a ribosome follows the mRNA by reading its base sequence. It is important to note that mRNA and the other two types of RNA are made in the nucleus. When proteins in the body bind to mRNA molecules, and they are able to read the code of the molecules, a particular type of protein is made.

Transcription is an important term that explains the process of copying one gene from the DNA in order to produce mRNA. However, the new mRNA is a double-stranded molecule. The new complementary strand in mRNA is known as the transfer RNA strand.

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C. Bernthal

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Answered Feb 18, 2021

When you say messenger RNA, you are referring to the single−stranded RNA molecule that will be complementary to the DNA strands of a single gene. This stands for messenger ribonucleic acid. This is what ribosomes will read so that protein can be properly synthesized.

The process that it will go through so that it can become mRNA is called transcription. The vaccines that are now being used against COVID 19 are sometimes referred to as mRNA vaccines mainly because they would trick the body into creating the proteins that can help fight the infection. There are also other mRNA vaccines that are available that are meant for other types of diseases.

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Robert Hazlewood

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Answered Feb 16, 2021

Messenger RNA is also known by the abbreviation of mRNA. It is a molecule that is short lived. Messenger mRNA has the function of carrying information that is required. This information is normally transcribed and it is from the DNA. The information that is carried is encoded from the DNA.

The messenger RNA is responsible for specifying the sequence of the amino acids that happen in the various proteins that have it available. Though mRNA has RNA in the name, mRNA and RNA are two different things. There are multiple types of RNA molecules, and mRNA is one of them. mRNA only has one strand.

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E. Barnes

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Answered Feb 12, 2021

Messenger RNA is a RNA molecule that is short lived. It can also be known as mRNA. The function of messenger RNA is that it carries encoded information, which is information that comes from DNA that has been transcribed.

Another function of messenger RNA is that it is able to translate into proteins. There are other types of RNAs that do not have this function, for they are not able to translate in anything.

Messenger RNA is important for creating new medications, because it can be used to treat diseases. It can also be used to prevent diseases from occurring.

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J. Shatner

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Answered Feb 12, 2021

Messenger RNA carries codes from the DNA in the nucleus to protein synthesis locations in the cytoplasm. Messenger RNA is one form of RNA that serves in encoding the message that comes from the DNA to form proteins. It carries collected information into cells where proteins are gathered and created.

The primary purpose of RNA is to carry a copy of an organism's basic DNA data into newly developed cells' proteins. RNA is crucial to all biological processes, as it is actively involved in cell growth.

It is a single-stranded molecule of RNA that corresponds to the genetic sequence of a gene and is translated by the ribosome in making a protein. mRNA is created for the duration of transcription, where an enzyme converts the gene into primary transcript mRNA.

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W. Mocroft

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist, Master Degree in International Business, Las Vegas

Answered Nov 30, 2020

Messenger RNA, also known as mRNA, is a short-lived RNA molecule. It is responsible for carrying information that is encoded. This information comes transcribed from DNA. mRNAs are able to translate into proteins, while other RNAs are unable to be translated into anything.

Along with its functions, MRNA is extremely important when it comes to creating new medicines. It can be used to treat certain diseases, as well as to prevent other diseases. mRNA drugs differ from other types of drugs because the MRNA can directly go into the protein areas, while the other drugs are unable to reach it.

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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Mar 20, 2019

This is a short-lived molecule that will be responsible for caring information that is needed that is usually transcribed from the DNA. They will be in charge of specifying the amino acid sequence of the various proteins that are available. Take note that mRNA and RNA are different from each other.

The mRNA is encoded for the amino acid of a certain protein. Some people get confused about whether the mRNA is double-stranded or not. The DNA is double stranded but the mRNA only has a single strand. The RNA will have a different role in protein synthesis.

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John Smith

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Answered Apr 27, 2017

A short lived RNA molecule that carries encoded information, transcribed from DNA.

MRNA is a type of RNA molecule, it is not just an atom nor is it a chromosome. It also carries encoded information copied from the DNA template to be translated to synthesize proteins.
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