RNA Interactions in mRNA Splicing
Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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Newman, A. J. 2008. RNA Interactions in mRNA Splicing. eLS. .
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
Complex ribonucleoprotein machines called spliceosomes remove introns from nuclear messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) precursors by mRNA splicing. A dynamic network of RNA interactions in the spliceosome plays crucial roles in splice site recognition and provides a structural framework for the catalytic steps of mRNA splicing.