Messenger RNA reprogramming by spliceosome-mediated RNA trans-splicing.

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TítuloMessenger RNA reprogramming by spliceosome-mediated RNA trans-splicing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AutoresGarcía-Blanco, MA
JournalJ Clin Invest
Date Published2003 Aug
Palabras claveAlternative Splicing, Animals, Base Sequence, Exons, Humans, Models, Genetic, Molecular Sequence Data, Mutation, RNA Splicing, RNA, Messenger, Spliceosomes

In the human genome, the majority of protein-encoding genes are interrupted by introns, which are removed from primary transcripts by a macromolecular enzyme known as the spliceosome. Spliceosomes can constitutively remove all the introns in a primary transcript to yield a fully spliced mRNA or alternatively splice primary transcripts leading to the production of many different mRNAs from one gene. This review examines how spliceosomes can recombine two primary transcripts in trans to reprogram messenger RNAs.

Alternate JournalJ. Clin. Invest.
PubMed ID12925685