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Why is polyadenylation needed? I know it is necessary to protect the mRNA from nucleases, but i've read that it is also necessary during nuclear export and translation! Why? In what mechanisms does it participate?
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if both cap and polyA are present, the mRNA must be intact
Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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