riboswitch    (CURRENT_SVN)

SO Accession: SO:0000035 (SOWiki)
Definition: A riboswitch is a part of an mRNA that can act as a direct sensor of small molecules to control their own expression. A riboswitch is a cis element in the 5' end of an mRNA, that acts as a direct sensor of metabolites.
Synonyms: INSDC_qualifier:riboswitch, riboswitch RNA, INSDC_feature:regulatory
DB Xrefs: PMID: 2820954  

Parents: mRNA_region (SO:0000836)
mRNA (SO:0000234)
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