from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sequence of DNA that codes information for protein synthesis that is transcribed to messenger RNA.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An officer of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.
- n. A region of a transcribed gene present in the final functional RNA molecule.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A native or inhabitant of Exeter, in England.
- n. An officer of the Yeomen of the Guard; an Exempt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, the name given to each of four officers of the yeomen of the royal body-guard; an exempt.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Exeter, England.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sequence of a gene's DNA that transcribes into protein structures
Genes recombine by fusing in whole or in part, by a process known as exon shuffling exons are the separate stretches of code that are used to make one protein in split genes.
Perhaps the exon is a protogene — one that's effectively dormant until it's switched on by some external factor.
The abnormal FSHR contained a deleted sequence of protein called exon 2 that is an important part of the protein that binds the FSH; FSHR with the exon 2 deletion was only detected in women younger than 35 who had a poor response to FSH and yielded less than four oocytes in a follicle stimulating cycle.
It's called exon skipping and basically patches over gene mutations that cause the disease.
The researchers used a novel technique called exon skipping to restore partial function to the gene involved in Duchenne.
The scientists used a method called exon skipping, which involves adding a genetic 'patch' to block transcription of a portion of the gene involved in DMD.
Had to look up "exon" by Jenny Miner on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008 at 6: 02: 40 AM
Sometimes it's in the first "chapter," or exon, but sometimes it might be at the end of the gene.
Like a proofreader searching for a typo in a book, the lab must read each exon to see if it contains a mutation.
Honda, SI, et al. Characterization and purification of a protein binding to the cis-acting element for brain-specific exon 1 of the mouse aromatase gene.