cluster gene

cluster gene

[′kləs·tər ‚jēn]
(genetics)
A gene that codes for a multifunctional enzyme.
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The apolipoprotein (apo) AI-CIII-AIV cluster gene is one of such groups.
More than 10 common polymorphisms within the apo AI-CIII-AIV cluster gene have been detected [4,5], and several studies have suggested associations between some restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) loci of this cluster gene and variations in plasma lipid concentrations [6, 7], although the results have not always been concordant in general populations.
Association studies of the apo AI-CIII-AIV cluster gene have mainly reported on Caucasian populations.
The counting method was used for the estimation of the apo AI-CIII-AIV cluster gene frequencies.
In the present study we determined allele frequencies of the apo AI-CIII-AIV cluster gene in normo- and hypertriglyceridemic groups.
All the ST1 strains had the srtF cluster genes but, with the exception of 3 strains, not the srtG cluster genes.
Our results provide evidence that genotyping schemes based on sly, mrp, epf, and pilus cluster genes, although useful in discriminating highly virulent ST1 strains from other groups (8,13,20), are of limited use in differentiating between ST25 and ST28 strains.
aeruginosa strains were encoded by a single polycistronic m-RNA, denoting the presence of a single promoter region for the expression of the cluster genes.
Our study determined the frequencies of IL-1 cluster genes in healthy individuals from Korea and compared then with the other populations reported.
Partially sequenced clones from the RP23 BAC library identified by database analysis as containing Cyp2a-t cluster genes were -430G14, -174D7, -113D13, and -353B5 [GenBank accession nos.