polypyrimidine love

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  • noun biochemistry Many pyrimidine bases forming a sequence; especially a region of mRNA containing such a sequence which has a function in RNA splicing

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  • SS, BPS and PPT denote the splice site, branch point sequence and polypyrimidine tract, respectively.

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  • Here we show that three heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) proteins, polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTB, also known as hnRNPI), hnRNPA1 and hnRNPA2, bind repressively to sequences flanking exon 9, resulting in exon 10 inclusion.

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  • Here we show that three heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) proteins, polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTB, also known as hnRNPI), hnRNPA1 and hnRNPA2, bind repressively to sequences flanking exon 9, resulting in exon 10 inclusion.

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