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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
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RNA Processing Before Translation

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Before mRNA leaves the nucleus, it undergoes further processing. The regions not involved in building proteins, called introns, are cut out of the message. The mature RNA that arrives at a ribosome contains only exons that will be used to build a protein in a process called translation.

RNA Processing Before Translation