Intronic antisense Alu elements have a negative splicing effect on the inclusion of adjacent downstream exons
Alu elements occupy 10% of the human genome. However, although they contribute to genomic and transcriptomic diversity, their function is still not fully understood. We hypothesized that intronic Alu elements may contribute to alternative splicing. We therefore examined their effect on splicing using minigene constructs including exon 9-exon 11 inclusive of ACAT1 with truncated introns 9 and 10. These constructs ... Read more