spliceosome

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Etymology[edit]

splice +‎ -o- +‎ -some

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsplaɪsioʊˌsoʊm/, /ˈsplaɪsəˌsoʊm/

Noun[edit]

spliceosome (plural spliceosomes)

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  1. (genetics) A dynamic complex of RNA and protein subunits that removes introns from precursor mRNA.
    • 1985 June 1, Edward Brody, “The "spliceosome": yeast pre-messenger RNA associates with 40S complex in a splicing-dependent reaction”, in Science, volume 228, number 4802, page 963:
      This complex, termed a "spliceosome," is thought to contain components necessary for mRNA splicing; its existence can explain how separated exons on pre-mRNA are brought into contact.

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