Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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Grainger, R. J. and Beggs, J. D. 2007. Spliceosomal Machinery. eLS. .
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
‘Spliceosomal Machinery’ describes how various small nuclear ribonucleic acids (snRNAs) and over 100 proteins interact to perform the precise removal of introns from eukaryotic pre-messenger RNAs. The conserved major U2-spliceosome machinery is the main focus of this article and other minor spliceosomes are also described, as well as an introduction to factors involved in regulating splicing.
- RNA splicing;