Title

Splicing alterations in healthy aging and disease.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-9-2021

Keywords

JGM

JAX Source

Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA 2021 Feb 9; e1643

First Page

1643

Last Page

1643

ISSN

1757-7012

PMID

33565261

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1002/wrna.1643

Abstract

Alternative RNA splicing is a key step in gene expression that allows generation of numerous messenger RNA transcripts encoding proteins of varied functions from the same gene. It is thus a rich source of proteomic and functional diversity. Alterations in alternative RNA splicing are observed both during healthy aging and in a number of human diseases, several of which display premature aging phenotypes or increased incidence with age. Age-associated splicing alterations include differential splicing of genes associated with hallmarks of aging, as well as changes in the levels of core spliceosomal genes and regulatory splicing factors. Here, we review the current known links between alternative RNA splicing, its regulators, healthy biological aging, and diseases associated with aging or aging-like phenotypes. This article is categorized under: RNA in Disease and Development > RNA in Disease RNA Processing > Splicing Regulation/Alternative Splicing.

Comments

We thank Dr. Taneli Helenius for scientific editing, as well as members of the Anczukow, Ucar, Kornstaje, and Labarge labs for helpful discussion.

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