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[′prī‚mer·ē ′tran‚skript]
(cell and molecular biology)
The initial transcription of a ribonucleic acid molecule from deoxyribonucleic acid.
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Scientists thought that p53 could direct the production of long RNAs, called primary transcripts, which eventually are broken up into microRNAs.
In the new study, Miyazono and colleagues show that p53's DNA-binding domain interacts with Drosha and p68, proteins in an assemblage responsible for snipping primary transcripts into hairpin-shaped molecules.
The team of Affymetrix researchers determined that approximately 93 percent of the ENCODE regions were transcribed as nuclear primary transcripts.