RNA editing is a molecular process through which some cells can make discrete changes to specific nucleotide sequences within a RNA molecule after it has been generated by RNA polymerase.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA_editing)
보통 RNA splicing, 5'-capping and 3'-polyadenylation은 포함하지 않는다.
다음과 같은 기작들이 있다.
- Editing by insertion or deletion
- Editing by deamination
- C-to-U editing
- A-to-I editing
- Alternative mRNA editing