Amino acid delay in cells?

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Here's something I've been wondering about for some time.

How long does it take a cell to produce a string of amino acids?

More spesific: The duration between the DNa beginning to make the RNA string and the string of amino acids being delivered?
 

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Seconds to minutes. IIRC, the time it takes to transcribe the DNA is on the order of ~10 seconds, and the translation is on the same order. If the protein needs chaperones and/or has a complex folding, it probably takes longer, same goes for proteins that require cofactors and stuff.
 

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