Protein Synthesis and Mail
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Mailing a letter and protein synthesis are two similar processes.
This letter (gene) holds information (codes) for proteins and enzymes.
The letter (gene) is written and put in an envelope (transcribed).
The letter (mRNA) leaves the writer's desk (nuclear pores) and is put in the mailbox.
The mailcarrier then takes the letter (mRNA) and puts it in his bag (rough ER). Here, it is scrambled up with letters that were already in there (ribosomes that make the mRNA into proteins).
Envelopes without stamps do not get mailed. They are separated into another pile (smooth ER, make lipids) and sent back to the corresponding address.
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