polynucleotide adenylyltransferase

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EC; other names: NTP polymerase; RNA adenylating enzyme; poly(A) polymerase (abbr.: PAP); an enzyme that adds the poly(A) tail to mRNA. It catalyses a reaction of the type:

n ATP + (nucleotide)m = n pyrophosphate + (nucleotide)m+n.


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