American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sequence of DNA that codes information for protein synthesis that is transcribed to messenger RNA.
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.
- n. genetics A region of a transcribed gene present in the final functional RNA molecule.
- n. An officer of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A native or inhabitant of Exeter, in England.
- n. engraving An officer of the Yeomen of the Guard; an Exempt.
- n. sequence of a gene's DNA that transcribes into protein structures
- Apparently an attempt to express the pronunciation of French exempt. (Wiktionary)
- ex(pressed) + -on1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
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