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A pharmaceutical company has created a synthetic interferon that activates the antiviral machinery of uninfected cells. To confirm the efficacy of the new drug, a variety of messenger RNA, transfer RNA, and viral DNA are experimentally introduced into the uninfected cells. Which should be degraded by the interferon-treated cells?
  • A. Viral DNA
  • B. Viral tRNA
  • C. Host mRNA
  • D. Viral mRNA
  • E. Host tRNA
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A pharmaceutical company has created a synthetic interferon that activates the antiviral machinery of uninfected cells. To confirm the efficacy of the new drug, a variety of messenger RNA, transfer RNA, and viral DNA are experimentally introduced into the uninfected cells. Which should be degraded by the interferon-treated cells?
A. Viral DNA
B. Viral tRNA
C. Host mRNA
D. Viral mRNA
E. Host tRNA

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