Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
6.050J / 2.110J    Information, Entropy and Computation    Spring 2008    

Transcribing RNA to Proteins

This messenger RNA   messenger RNA   is translated in the cell body, with the help of ribosomes and tRNA, into a string of amino acids (a protein).  The ribosome   ribosome   holds the messenger RNA in place and the transfer RNA   transfer RNA   places the appropriate amino acid   amino acid   into the forming protein.

moving image of protein formation

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