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Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation

What factors are required for protein production, starting with a DNA template?

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First, RNA must be synthesized from the DNA template:

Ribonucleotides: adenosine-, guanosine-, cytidine-, and uridine- triphosphates (ATP, GTP, UTP)

RNA polymerase: finds the initiation site on the DNA template strand, separates the DNA, initiate chain synthesis and add ribonucleotides to the chain

Transcription factors: proteins required to help RNApol find/bind the ...

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The factors required for protein production are examined.

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