How does RNA know?

  • #1

Main Question or Discussion Point

How does RNA "know" which DNA strand is the template strand?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
jim mcnamara
Mentor
3,953
2,353
Are you asking about introns and exons? Or the "stop" codon? Or something else?
 
  • #3
48
6
How does RNA "know" which DNA strand is the template strand?
It's the DNA-directed RNA polymerase that has to "know" which strand is the template, and that is determined by the binding of transcription factors that help the polymerase attach to the site where transcription will start.
 

Related Threads on How does RNA know?

  • Last Post
Replies
14
Views
7K
Replies
22
Views
4K
Replies
2
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
159
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Top