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Intronic mutation

Definition(s)

A mutation (usually a base substitution) within an intron that creates an alternative splice site that competes with the normal splice sites during RNA processing. Such a mutation results in a proportion of mature messenger RNA with improperly spliced intron sequences.

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 1, 2014