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P-bodyCytoplasmCytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein granule


P-bodies are dynamic non-membrane bound cytoplasmic structures. These discrete foci function in mRNA decay (decapping and breakdown), RNA-mediated gene silencing (microRNA and siRNA-based gene silencing), mRNA surveillance (or quality control) and translational control. In addition to being sites of mRNA degradation, P-bodies can temporarily sequester mRNAs away from the translation machinery. P-bodies are present in unstressed cells, but are further induced in response to various stresses.


Cytoplasmic mRNA processing body
DCP bodies
Dcp body
Gawky bodies
Gawky body
GW182 bodies
GW182 body
GW bodies
GW body
mRNA-decay foci
mRNA processing bodies
mRNA processing body
P bodies
P body
Processing bodies
Processing body


› Cellular component

Gene Ontology


P-body [ GO:0000932 ]
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