Asked Dec 1, 2019

Protein levels and mRNA levels for a particualr gene don’t always match.  For example, the GCN4 gene in yeast is always producing mRNA, but the Gcn4 protein is only made when the cells are starved.

 A.    what is one mechanism by which changes in mRNA levels are not always matched by changes in the protein product of that mRNA?


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Sometimes, the levels of protein and mRNA of a particular gene will not match. The mechanism behind this is post-transcriptional regulation...

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