Today I read one article about 5 untranslated region or 5UTR which was a new concept for me. The translational efficiency of mRNA depends on various factors like the context of start codon, AUGs within 5 UTR and the structural stability of mRNA. The authors tried to find out the 5UTR features influencing the translational efficiency by comparing various High expression and Low expression mRNAs. They prepared a database out of this information called LEADER_RNA and the translational prediction algorithm.

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