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Vyvy Ta - Essay - 2 The Purpose of RNA Interference The function of cells in multicellular organisms are very important for their survival. The cells do not magically know what their function is. RNA plays an essential role in the purpose of cells and how they work. One of the many uses of RNA is for RNA interference. “RNA interference is a process in which cells produce small RNAs that bind to specific mRNAs and inhibit the translation of these mRNAs into proteins.” (Karp 2010, p. 271) The small RNAs that are produced are known as siRNA (small interfering RNA) and miRNA (microRNA). These RNAs are unique because they are double stranded RNA that have the sense and anti-sense sequences of a particular protein bound to each other. (Karp 2010) The RNA that is attributed with gene expression is miRNA through it's relationship with mRNA. MiRNA helps regulate mRNA and the genes that it expresses by binding to mRNA and preventing translation. (Karp, 2010) This mechanism assures
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course BIOL 130 taught by Professor Bols during the Winter '08 term at Waterloo.

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