termination codon

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termination codon

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A possible explanation of the in-frame skipping of exon 2 and of the neighboring exon 3 is the complete removal of the consensus sequence of the 5' splice site of exon 2/intron 2 (13) and splicing alterations circumventing the nonsense codon in exon 3 of the cDNA so that translation terminates normally (14).
Out of these 64, the three triplets UAA, UAG, and UGA are known as stop codons or nonsense codons and their role is to stop the biosynthesis.