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mRNA Editing

  1. Christopher L Sansam,
  2. Ronald B Emeson

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005041



How to Cite

Sansam, C. L. and Emeson, R. B. 2005. mRNA Editing. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


The editing of messenger RNA transcripts respresents a recently identified processing event by which multiple RNA transcripts can be generated from a single genomic locus to increase the coding potential of the human genome.


  • RNA processing;
  • modification;
  • deamination;
  • receptor;
  • protein diversity