see a problem on this page? create an account or login and edit it!
Help us create, collect, and correct the world's largest database of physician and medical information!

Alternative

From Wiki Doctor
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Definition

A mechanism by which different forms of mature mRNAs (messengers RNAs) are generated from the same gene. Alternative splicing is a regulatory mechanism by which variations in the incorporation of the exons, or coding regions, into mRNA leads to the production of more than one related protein, or isoform.


 

 

Other Medical Definitions