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Chapter 13

Is the Spliceosome a Ribozyme?

Precursor messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) splicing is the process by which introns are removed and exons are spliced together to form a mature mRNA transcript, and is an essential RNA processing step required for eukaryotic gene expression. Pre-mRNA splicing is catalyzed by the spliceosome, a massive megad...

Publication details


Print publication date
15 Nov 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-253-1
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-798-8
From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences