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Location of 5' UTR?

  1. Feb 5, 2013 #1
    Suppose we have a sequence of nucleotides 1 - 1430.

    The gene is from 606 - 1430.
    The mRNA is from 606-1170. So is the exon (i.e. its 606-1170).
    The CDS is from 990-1170.

    What would be the location of the 5' and 3' UTR's?

    I think the 5' UTR would be 606-990 and the 3' UTR would be 1170-1430 respectively.

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  3. Feb 5, 2013 #2


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    The 3' UTR is part of the mRNA, so 1170-1430 cannot be the 3'UTR if the mRNA ends at nucleotide 1170.
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