5' end of gene

William Cheesman Nelson William.Nelson at launchpad.unc.edu
Mon Mar 14 17:15:26 EST 1994

In article <19940313182901.smithwhi at preiss2.bch.msu.edu>,
Brian Smith-White <smithwhi at students.msu.edu> wrote:
>In Article <2lvarq$1f4 at tamuts.tamu.edu> "sac5001 at tamuts.tamu.edu (Scott Alexander Coonrod)" says:
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>The nomenclature of landmarks for genes is in relation to the mRNA (cDNA in
>modern vocabulary). The gene proceeds from the 5' end of the message to the 
>3' end. Therefore the promoter is upstream of the 5' end of the message. This
>sentence is reduced in laboratory jargon to "the 5' end of the gene". If you 
>get confused about this, what will happen when you encounter the problem of
>two meanings for "sense strand"?
>Regards,		Brian

Or when someone tells you that cDNA and mRNA are the same thing?  That'll
really get you fouled up.

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