gene sharing


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gene sharing

[¦jēn ‚sher·iŋ]
(genetics)
The acquisition and maintenance of a second function for a gene without duplication and without loss of primary function.
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Gene sharing between human chronic viral pathogens such as EBV microRNA and host cell microRNA may play a prominent role in autoimmune disease and malignancy in the human host (gene sharing between EBV and host proteins; microRNA regulation summarized in Table 2).
Unfortunately, gene sharing as a paradigm cannot be studied completely in animal models since EBV and other human herpes viruses do not infect other species, although humanized murine models and other animal models such as rabbits that can become infected with latent EBV may be useful in confirming basic observations such as mechanisms of transfer of BART viral microRNA to host bystander immune cells.
Blended species like these are hard to label, Smith says, because traditional species definitions assume clear boundaries that prevent gene sharing.
Homology between sequences of e-crystallin and LDH and conservation of catalytic residues indicated that e-crystallin is a result of recruitment through gene sharing phenomenon.
Duck lens e-crystallin and LDH-B are suggested to be the products of same gene, evolved by gene sharing phenomenon (Hendricks et al., 1988).
Any relationship beyond second cousin is considered similar to random marriages in terms of gene sharing (except for marriages within an isolated tribe with traditional practice of cousin marriage)
A SIGHT and sound showcase will see poet Simon Armitage and indie band Gene sharing the same stage in Coventry.
Indeed, this gene sharing may have encouraged the rapid evolution of life.