2017-07-27T23:19:14+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Messenger RNA, Transfer RNA, Ribonuclease III, MicroRNA, Non-coding RNA, RNA polymerase, RNA interference, Small interfering RNA, RNA-Seq, Five prime untranslated region, MT-TL1, Nucleic acid analogue, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, Signal recognition particle RNA, Post-transcriptional regulation, History of RNA biology, SnRNP flashcards


  • Messenger RNA
    Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a large family of RNA molecules that convey genetic information from DNA to the ribosome, where they specify the amino acid sequence of the protein products of gene expression.
  • Transfer RNA
    A transfer RNA (abbreviated tRNA and formerly referred to as sRNA, for soluble RNA) is an adaptor molecule composed of RNA, typically 76 to 90 nucleotides in length, that serves as the physical link between the mRNA and the amino acid sequence of proteins.
  • Ribonuclease III
    RNase III is a type of ribonuclease that specifically binds to and cleaves double-stranded RNA (dsRNA).
  • MicroRNA
    A microRNA (abbreviated miRNA) is a small non-coding RNA molecule (containing about 22 nucleotides) found in plants, animals and some viruses, that functions in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.
  • Non-coding RNA
    A non-coding RNA (ncRNA) is an RNA molecule that is not translated into a protein.
  • RNA polymerase
    RNA polymerase (RNAP or RNApol) (Ribonucleic acid), also known as DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, is an enzyme that produces primary transcript RNA.
  • RNA interference
    RNA interference (RNAi) is a biological process in which RNA molecules inhibit gene expression, typically by causing the destruction of specific mRNA molecules.
  • Small interfering RNA
    Small interfering RNA (siRNA), sometimes known as short interfering RNA or silencing RNA, is a class of double-stranded RNA molecules, 20-25 base pairs in length.
  • RNA-Seq
    RNA-Seq (RNA sequencing), also called whole transcriptome shotgun sequencing (WTSS), uses next-generation sequencing (NGS) to reveal the presence and quantity of RNA in a biological sample at a given moment in time.
  • Five prime untranslated region
    The 5' untranslated region (5′ UTR) (also known as a Leader Sequence or Leader RNA) is the region of an mRNA that is directly upstream from the initiation codon.
  • MT-TL1
    Mitochondrially encoded tRNA leucine 1 (UUA/G) also known as MT-TL1 is a transfer RNA which in humans is encoded by the mitochondrial MT-TL1 gene.
  • Nucleic acid analogue
    Nucleic acid analogues are compounds which are analogous (structurally similar) to naturally occurring RNA and DNA, used in medicine and in molecular biology research.
  • RNA-dependent RNA polymerase
    RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP), (RDR), or RNA replicase, is an enzyme that catalyzes the replication of RNA from an RNA template.
  • Signal recognition particle RNA
    The signal recognition particle RNA, also known as 7SL, 6S, ffs, or 4.
  • Post-transcriptional regulation
    Post-transcriptional regulation is the control of gene expression at the RNA level, therefore between the transcription and the translation of the gene.
  • History of RNA biology
    Numerous key discoveries in biology have emerged from studies of RNA (ribonucleic acid), including seminal work in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular evolution and structural biology.
  • SnRNP
    snRNPs (pronounced "snurps"), or small nuclear ribonucleo proteins, are RNA-protein complexes that combine with unmodified pre-mRNA and various other proteins to form a spliceosome, a large RNA-protein molecular complex upon which splicing of pre-mRNA occurs.