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Genome Biol. 2015 Jul 7;16:136. doi: 10.1186/s13059-015-0704-3.

Enter exitrons.

Author information

1
Molecular Cell Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. dorothee.staiger@uni-bielefeld.de.
2
Division of Plant Sciences, Life Sciences, University of Dundee at The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, DD2 5DA, UK. g.g.simpson@dundee.ac.uk.
3
Cell & Molecular Sciences, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, DD2 5DA, UK. g.g.simpson@dundee.ac.uk.

Abstract

Exitrons are exon-like introns located within protein-coding exons. Removal or retention of exitrons through alternative splicing increases proteome complexity and thus adds to phenotypic diversity.

PMID:
26149172
PMCID:
PMC4494720
DOI:
10.1186/s13059-015-0704-3
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