Definition of Exon Skipping

Exon skipping is a phenomenon in molecular biology that helps in skipping the faulty and misaligned portions of the genetic code. This leads to the truncated version of the genetic code that is still capable of giving rise to a normal functional protein.


The genes are the sort of instructions through which a protein is created and are consisted of two elements i.e. exons and introns. The exons are the coding and the introns are the non-coding regions. These introns are removed prior to the formation of a protein. This phenomenon happens naturally in the pre-mRNA molecule and after the removal of introns, a mature mRNA is formed which translates to give the desired protein.


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