In Vitro Modulation of Endogenous Alternative Splicing Using Splice-Switching Antisense Oligonucleotides

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1648)


Regulation of alternative splicing can be harnessed by antisense-based compounds to control gene expression. Antisense-mediated splicing interference has become a valuable molecular tool to modulate endogenous alternative splicing patterns, to correct cryptic or aberrant splicing, to reduce gene expression by triggering nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, and to activate intronic polyadenylation, both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we describe methods to induce and analyze the modulation of RNA processing, using modified splice-switching antisense oligonucleotides, such as phosphorodiamidate morpholino (PMO).

Key words

mRNA Antisense-oligonucleotide Splicing Polyadenylation Morpholino 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research, Ernest Mario School of PharmacyRutgers, The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA

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