Splicing - Definition

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Definition


Splicing is a process involved in protein synthesis. It corresponds to the primary treatment of a gene's ribonucleic acid (RNA), the objective being to eliminate the different sequences of introns through the action of enzymes. RNA is a nucleic acid that stems from the transcription of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). This process results in the production of what is called the RNA messenger, whose principal attribute is to ensure the synthesis of the protein that corresponds to it.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
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