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Pseudoexons

  1. Manyuan Long

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005089

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Long, M. 2006. Pseudoexons. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

Abstract

A pseudoexon is a potential exon in intronic regions of pre-mRNA that is not normally spliced into mature mRNA. It contains sequences similar to 5′ and 3′ splice-site consensus sequences, but is not recognized by the cellular splicing machinery.

Keywords:

  • intron–exon;
  • pseudoexon;
  • exon inactivation;
  • splicing;
  • silencer