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alternative splicing

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

A mechanism for generating multiple protein isoforms from a single gene that involves the splicing together of nonconsecutive exons during the processing of some, but not all, transcripts...

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icosahedron

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

A polyhedron with 20 faces, often assumed to be regular. The regular icosahedron is one of the Platonic solids, and its faces are equilateral triangles. It has 12 vertices and 30 edges.

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oncogenic

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.

adj. describing a substance, organism, or environment that is known to be a causal factor in the production of a tumour. Some viruses are considered to be oncogenic; these...

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split gene

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Genes containing coding regions (exons) that are interrupted by noncoding regions (introns). This type of genetic organization is typical of most eukaryotic genes and some animal viral...

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virus

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A submicroscopic particle of RNA or DNA, coated with protein and capable of self-replication within the cells of an organism, where its effects are often pathogenic. [From Latin virus venom]

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