Dual-coding Regions in Alternatively Spliced Human Genes
Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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Liang, H. and Landweber, L. F. 2008. Dual-coding Regions in Alternatively Spliced Human Genes. eLS. .
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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By using different exon combinations, alternatively spliced genes may contain dual-coding regions, where more than one reading frame encodes amino acid sequences. These special coding regions generate functionally related but distinct protein products and evolve under unusual selective forces.
- alternative splicing;
- reading frame;
- in-frame stop;
- overlapping genes