Average length of mRNA 3'UTR

Range ~1,000 nts
Organism Mammals
Reference Hendrickson DG, Hogan DJ, McCullough HL, Myers JW, Herschlag D, Ferrell JE, Brown PO. Concordant regulation of translation and mRNA abundance for hundreds of targets of a human microRNA. PLoS Biol. 2009 Nov7(11):e1000238 doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000238 p.12 left column top paragraphPubMed ID19901979
Comments P.12 left column top paragraph: "In contrast, mammalian mRNA 3’-UTRs tend to be much longer (on average ~1,000 nts) and include regulatory sites for RNA-binding proteins and regulatory RNAs that influence mRNA localization, translation, and decay."
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