Splicing of the drosophila Sex-lethal early transcripts involves exon skipping that is independent of Sex-lethal protein.

@article{Horabin1996SplicingOT,
  title={Splicing of the drosophila Sex-lethal early transcripts involves exon skipping that is independent of Sex-lethal protein.},
  author={Jamila I Horabin and Paul Schedl},
  journal={RNA},
  year={1996},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
mRNAs from the early Sex-lethal promoter, Sxl-Pe, encode embryonic Sxl proteins that function to activate the Sxl autoregulatory loop. They do so by directing the female-specific splicing of the first transcripts expressed from the late or maintenance promoter, Sxl-Pm. The early promoter is located, however, upstream not downstream of the translation terminating male-specific exon, L3, and upstream of the second Sxl-Pm exon, L2. If the Sxl proteins expressed from Sxl-Pe are to provide the… CONTINUE READING