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RNA Precursors

"RNA Precursors" 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.

RNA transcripts of the DNA that are in some unfinished stage of post-transcriptional processing (RNA PROCESSING, POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL) required for function. RNA precursors may undergo several steps of RNA SPLICING during which the phosphodiester bonds at exon-intron boundaries are cleaved and the introns are excised. Consequently a new bond is formed between the ends of the exons. Resulting mature RNAs can then be used; for example, mature mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER) is used as a template for protein production.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "RNA Precursors" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "RNA Precursors" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 202 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2015
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