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What function does the "leader sequence" have in RNA translation. What would happen if it were missing?
Response: A leader sequence is important for the routing of the eventual protein product. Think of it as a tag. When the mRNA begins to translate its code into protein at the ribosome, if there is a leader sequence it gets translated into an amino acid sequence first. This leader sequence acts as a signal to cause translation to halt until the ribosome can attach itself to the ER (endoplasmic reticulum). There, translation continues and the protein gets directed to its proper location in the ...
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