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Unformatted text preview: Example Prolactin is a hormone that promotes milk production because it affects the length of time the mRNA for casein (a major milk protein) is available. Ribonucleases destroy the mRNA. Prolactin is a hormone that prevents destruction of the mRNA. Translational Control These mechanisms prevent the synthesis of protein. They often involve protein factors needed for translation. Preventing Ribosomes From Attaching Proteins that bind to specific sequences in the mRNA and prevent ribosomes from attaching can prevent translation of certain mRNA molecules....
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