Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Smith, C. W. and Scadden, A. 2005. RNA Processing. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Eukaryotic RNA transcripts undergo multiple processing reactions before becoming mature functional RNA products. Processing reactions involve base and sugar modifications as well as the removal of noncoding sequences (introns). RNA processing is not only necessary for proper gene expression, but also allows individual genes to produce multiple protein isoforms by alternative splicing and RNA editing.
- nucleotide modification;
- gene expression;
- ribonucleic acid