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Alternative splicing


  • alternate splicing


Use of different exons in formation of a mRNA from initially identical transcripts. Can result in the generation of related proteins from one gene, often in a tissue or developmental stage specific manner.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: November 23, 2015