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small nuclear RNA

Definition:
Short chains of RNA (100-300 nucleotides long) that are abundant in the nucleus and usually complexed with proteins in snRNPs (small nuclear ribonucleoproteins). Many function in the processing of messenger RNA precursors. Others, the snoRNAs (small nucleolar rna), are involved with the processing of ribosomal RNA precursors.
Concept Schemes:
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Entry Terms:
  • snRNA (small nuclear RNA)
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/61600
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