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Three prime untranslated region
The three prime untranslated region (3' UTR) is a particular section of messenger RNA (mRNA). It follows the coding region.
Additional recommended knowledge
An mRNA molecule codes for a protein through translation. The mRNA also contains regions that are not translated. In eukaryotes these regions are the cap, 5' untranslated region, 3' untranslated region, and polyA tail (see diagram).
In prokaryotes mRNA structures have some differences (see mRNA) as do histone mRNAs. However, both have 3' UTRs.
Several regulatory sequences are found in the 3' UTR:
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