Evolutionary conservation and regulation of particular alternative splicing events in plant SR proteins

@article{Kalyna2006EvolutionaryCA,
  title={Evolutionary conservation and regulation of particular alternative splicing events in plant SR proteins},
  author={Maria Kalyna and Sergiy Lopato and Viktor Voronin and Andrea Barta},
  journal={Nucleic Acids Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={4395 - 4405}
}
Alternative splicing is an important mechanism for fine tuning of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. SR proteins govern splice site selection and spliceosome assembly. The Arabidopsis genome encodes 19 SR proteins, several of which have no orthologues in metazoan. Three of the plant specific subfamilies are characterized by the presence of a relatively long alternatively spliced intron located in their first RNA recognition motif, which potentially results in an extremely… CONTINUE READING