Nuclear Organization of snRNPs and Splicing Factors

  • Maria Carmo-Fonseca
  • João Ferreira
Part of the Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit book series (MBIU)


Small nuclear ribonucleoprotein particles (snRNPs) and several additional protein factors are required for the correct splicing of pre-mRNAs. Recent advances in microscopic techniques and in the molecular dissection of the splicing machinery are making it possible to directly visualize how transcription and processing of pre-mRNA are organized within the cell nucleus.


Splice Factor Coiled Body Nuclear Organization Nascent Transcript Interchromatin Granule 
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  • João Ferreira

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