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Control of endogenous gene expression timing by introns

Annelie Oswald and Andrew C Oates*

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Pfotenhauerstrasse 108, Dresden 01307, Germany

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:107  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-3-107

Published: 29 March 2011

Abstract

Comparison of gene expression from transgenes and endogenous genes with or without introns reveals a time-regulating role of introns in natural biological systems.