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Alternative Splicing

A process whereby multiple RNA transcripts are generated from a single gene. Alternative splicing involves the splicing together of other possible sets of EXONS during the processing of some, but not all, transcripts of the gene. Thus a particular exon may be connected to any one of several alternative exons to form a mature RNA. The alternative forms of mature MESSENGER RNA produce PROTEIN ISOFORMS in which one part of the isoforms is common while the other parts are different.

Year introduced: 1993

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.760.700.100, G03.839.700.100, G05.308.700.700.100

MeSH Unique ID: D017398

Entry Terms:

  • Alternative Splicings
  • Splicings, Alternative
  • Alternate Splicing
  • Alternate Splicings
  • Splicing, Alternate
  • Splicings, Alternate
  • RNA Splicing, Alternative
  • Alternative RNA Splicing
  • Alternative RNA Splicings
  • RNA Splicings, Alternative
  • Splicing, Alternative RNA
  • Splicings, Alternative RNA
  • Splicing, Alternative
  • Nested Transcripts
  • Nested Transcript
  • Transcript, Nested
  • Transcripts, Nested

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