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gene family

[′jēn ‚fam·lē]
(genetics)
A group of related genes of similar sequence and function resulting from multiple duplications and subsequent mutational variation among the different copies.
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Hou et al., "The auxin response factor gene family in banana: genome-wide identification and expression analyses during development, ripening, and abiotic stress," Frontiers in Plant Science, vol.
Glutathione S-transferases, Common carp genome, Gene family, Gene duplication.
WRKY gene family is one of the largest groups of the transcription factors.
It is reported elsewhere that PvMSP3[beta] and PvMSP3[gamma] share some structural similarity with PvMSP3[alpha] but it is designated as a new gene family. The peptide sequences and structures of PvMSP3[alpha], PvMSP3[beta] and PvMSP3[gamma] are similar to PfMSP3 and MSP of P.
That piece is FOXP1, a member of a large gene family that helps regulate tissues throughout the body, including in the heart, lungs and brain.
developed a new molecular marker system for identifying LMW-GS gene family members [8].
Levine (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) and Lane (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore) assemble 23 articles that review the functions of the p53 tumor suppressor gene family, the normal roles of these transcription factors, the regulatory mechanisms that control p53 activity, and the part played by p53 mutations in tumorigenesis, as well as the evolution of the family, the structure of p53 and its isoforms, animal model systems for analyzing function, studies of polymorphisms, and therapeutic approaches aimed at targeting p53 defects in cancer.
Identification and developmental expression of the ets gene family in the sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratu.s).
(Montreal, Canada) obtained six patents on and around the Inhibitors of Apoptosis (IAP) gene family. Aegera now has a total of 19 issued United States patents and one issued European patent covering five of the eight known IAPs.
We know that there are genes that express dsRNA and microRNAs, and that this gene family in humans is about 250 genes, and many of these genes are conserved....
His research focuses on the role of the kallikrein gene family as cancer markers.
That makes the microRNA gene family comparable in size to other gene families with a role in regulating gene activity.--J.T.