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alternative splicing

Alternative splicing is a closely regulated, variable adaptation of the constitutive RNA modification process of pre-mRNA splicing. Alternative splicing is a form of epigenetic mechanism that enables a single gene to give rise to multiple, differentially spliced versions of a protein, increasing complexity without a change in the genome.

alternative exonsalternative 3' splicingalternative 5' splicingcassette exonsepigenetic mechanismsESEESSexon skippinggene regulation and biological evolutiongenetic variationintron retentionISEISSmicro RNAmolecular switches

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