termination sequence


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ter·mi·na·tion co·don

trinucleotide sequence (UAA, UGA, or UAG) that specifies the end of translation or transcription. Compare: amber codon, ochre codon, umber codon.

termination sequence

(in molecular genetics) a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) segment at the end of a unit that is transcribed to messenger ribonucleic acid from the DNA template.
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The bgh-polyA signal is a specialized termination sequence useful for producing pharmaceutical proteins and peptides in mammalian cells, increasing gene expression in gene therapy, and producing recombinant proteins in transgenic animals.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland discovered the bgh-polyA, a specialized termination sequence that enables a high level of protein expression in mammalian cells.
All gene expression requires a promoter, a gene that encodes a protein and a termination sequence.