Translational efficiency or Translation efficiency, in the context of cell biology, is the rate of mRNA translation into proteins within cells.
It has been measured in protein per mRNA per hour. Several RNA elements within mRNAs have been shown to affect the rate. These include miRNA and protein binding sites.
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-  Transterm database online