Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Splice site

The genes of human genom mainly consist of coding (exons) and non-coding (introns) regions. The latter can be found between the former and sometimes exhibit regulatory functions. The whole nucleotide sequence of a gene is transcribed into a messenger RNA (mRNA). Before the mRNA is translated into a protein sequence the introns have to be removed. This process is called splicing and it occurs at well defined splice sites.

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