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U6 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein complex Overview

GO Annotations consist of four mandatory components: a gene product, a term from one of the three Gene Ontology (GO) controlled vocabularies (Molecular Function, Biological Process, and Cellular Component), a reference, and an evidence code.


Summary
Non-coding RNA containing complex that is involved in mRNA splicing. Instead of the Sm ring found in the other spliceosomal snRNPs, it contains an Sm-like ring. The spliceosome is a highly dynamic structure, assembled by sequential binding and release of the small nuclear RNAs and protein factors which removes intronic sequence from pre-mRNA. U6 is part of the activated spliceosome and is involved in the first transestherification step of splicing. After splicing is complete, the spliceosome disassembles and free U6 snRNP forms. It then reassociates with U4 (CPX-31) to form U4/U6 snRNP (CPX-32).
GO Slim Terms

The yeast GO Slim terms are higher level terms that best represent the major S. cerevisiae biological processes, functions, and cellular components. The GO Slim terms listed here are the broader parent terms for the specific terms to which this gene product is annotated, and thus represent the more general processes, functions, and components in which it is involved.

RNA splicing, cellular nitrogen compound metabolic process, mRNA processing, nucleus, organelle, U6 snRNP, ribonucleoprotein complex, small nuclear ribonucleoprotein complex, spliceosomal complex