supergene

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supergene

[′sü·pər‚jēn]
(genetics)
A chromosomal segment protected from crossing over and therefore transmitted from generation to generation as if it were a single recon.
(mineralogy)
Referring to mineral deposits or enrichments formed by descending solutions. Also known as hypergene.
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The discovery marks the first time that bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have been associated consistently with a gene complex, according to Dr.
Specific and global differences in the gene complex were associated significandy with bipolar disorder in the clinical neurogenetics sample.
Gershon estimated that people who have the single nucleotide polymorphisms in the gene complex have a 25%-200% increase in the risk of developing bipolar disorder.
Based on this comprehensive study, it is anticipated that AP22594 may be given intermittently to patients as an easy-to-swallow pill (likely to be smaller than a "baby aspirin"), the dose of AP22594 may be adjusted to produce whatever level of EPO is needed to provide optimal treatment of anemia for each patient depending on the patient's clinical status, and the patented gene complex may be injected only once providing at least four years of chronic treatment.
3) defined SCCmec type IV as the unique combination of the class B mec and type 2 ccr gene complex.
In addition, a useful gene or gene complex can be efficiently examined so its isolation is also made easy.
A cluster of nearly 220 genes known as the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene complex holds clues to many unsolved medical questions: why do transplants sometimes fail despite close donor-recipient matches?
In search of the answers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is heading an initiative to catalog the HLA gene complex and explore its differences among populations worldwide.
UGT-1A is encoded by the UDG gene complex, which is composed of multiple unique forms of exon 1, each one specific for a single isoenzymes, and four common exons (from two to five) (4).
Human apolipoprotein A-I-C-111 gene complex is located on chromosome 11.
Variation at the apo AI/CIII/AIV gene complex is associated with elevated plasma levels of apo CIII.
Genetic marker in apolipoprotein AI/CIII gene complex associated with hypercholesterolemia.