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5' cap

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  1. [biochemistry] A specially altered nucleotide end to the 5' end of precursor messenger RNA and some other primary RNA transcripts as found in eukaryotes and caliciviruses, vital to creating mature messenger RNA which is then able to undergo translation.

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5' cap a.k.a. Five-prime cap: In molecular biology, the five-prime cap is a specially altered nucleotide on the 5′ end of some eukaryotic primary transcripts such as precursor messenger RNA. This process, known as mRNA capping, is highly regulated and vital in the creation of stable and mature messenger RNA able to undergo translation during protein synthesis. Mitochondrial and chloroplast mRNA are not capped.

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Oh what to do
we toil endlessly
no one listens
onwards the ship goes
time, the Cap wants to own
more sail,
more sweat
worth? is the result
feather in a cap is all she is (Hal Burke)
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