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Frameshift Mutation

"Frameshift Mutation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A type of mutation in which a number of NUCLEOTIDES deleted from or inserted into a protein coding sequence is not divisible by three, thereby causing an alteration in the READING FRAMES of the entire coding sequence downstream of the mutation. These mutations may be induced by certain types of MUTAGENS or may occur spontaneously.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Frameshift Mutation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Frameshift Mutation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 241 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2000 and 2015
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