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Messenger RNA Splicing Signals

  1. Stephen M Mount

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000888



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Mount, S. M. 2001. Messenger RNA Splicing Signals. eLS. .

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  1. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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Splicing signals are elements in the DNA sequence of a gene that specify the accurate splicing of its primary RNA transcript to generate its mature RNA product.


  • splice site selection;
  • consensus sequences;
  • splicing enhancers;
  • exon definition;
  • small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (snRNPs)