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Codon, Nonsense

"Codon, Nonsense" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An amino acid-specifying codon that has been converted to a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR) by mutation. Its occurance is abnormal causing premature termination of protein translation and results in production of truncated and non-functional proteins. A nonsense mutation is one that converts an amino acid-specific codon to a stop codon.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Codon, Nonsense" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Codon, Nonsense" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 159 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2010
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