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In human, the majority of protein coding genes are interrupted by dispensable intervening sequences (introns). These introns are removed by nuclear precursor (pre) mRNA splicing process to produce a mature mRNA needed for productive protein production in the cell. We are studying the splicing of minor class or U12-type introns which are spliced by U11, U12, U4atac, U5 and U6atac snRNAs. U11 snRNA binds to the 5’ end or splice site of the intron by RNA-RNA base-pairing to initiate the splicing process. Our results show the functionality of the genetic mutation suppressor assay in establishing the role of U11 snRNA in nuclear pre-mRNA splicing.
Genetics and Genomics | Genomics | Life Sciences
Biro, Mark P. and Singh, Jagjit, "Structure-Function of U11 snRNA in the Minor Splicing Pathway" (2012). Undergraduate Research Posters 2012. 41.