Monday 29 April 2024

New video posted: Translation - making proteins from DNA - decoding mRNA to make the protein

This is the second of two videos on how cells make proteins using DNA. In the first video, I looked at the first step, which is making the messenger RNA (mRNA) a process called transcription - Transcription - making proteins from DNA - the mRNA.

In this video, I will guide you through the process of producing the protein from the mRNA, also known as translation. I will look at the coding problem (how many mRNA bases do you need to code from an amino acid), the number of reading frames in a DNA molecule, and how the cell produces protein from the mRNA.


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