messenger ribonucleic acid


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messenger ribonucleic acid

[′mes·ən·jər ¦rī·bō·nü′klē·ik ′as·əd]
(neuroscience)
A linear sequence of nucleotides which is transcribed from and complementary to a single strand of deoxyribonucleic acid and which carries the information for protein synthesis to the ribosomes. Abbreviated mRNA.
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Development of a sensitive and specific quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assay for blood thyroglobulin messenger ribonucleic acid in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
Prostaglandins alter the abundance of messenger ribonucleic acid for steroidogenic enzymes in cultured porcine granulosa cells.
Characterization of the chicken follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (cFSH-R) complementary deoxyribonucleic acid, and expression of cFSH-R messenger ribonucleic acid in the ovary.
These particles are several times smaller than a normal cell and contain genetic information such as messenger ribonucleic acid (RNA), other species of RNA and protein.
Detection offetal messenger ribonucleic acid in maternal blood to determine fetal RhD status as a strategy for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis.
Total hepatic messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) was extracted using affinity columns (Qiagen) from adult male sheepshead minnows treated by aqueous exposure to either 65.14 ng/L [E.sub.2], 109 ng/L E[E.sub.2], 100 ng/L DES, 11.81 [micro]g/L PNP, 590.3 ng/L ES, 5.59 [micro]g/L MXC, or triethylene glycol (vehicle control) using a flow-through dosing apparatus as described previously (Folmar et al.