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Details for P-body
P-body
Gene ontology ID
GO:0000932
Definition
A focus in the cytoplasm where mRNAs may become inactivated by decapping or some other mechanism. Protein and RNA localized to these foci are involved in mRNA degradation, nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), translational repression, and RNA-mediated gene silencing
Synonyms
1. cytoplasmic foci
2. cytoplasmic mRNA processing body
3. P body
References
1. GOC: clt
2. PMID 12730603
3. Wikipedia: P body
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