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Chromosome 2 Chromosome 2
73.8%
90.6%
56.1
22.7
19.5
13.05
73.8%
39.7
98.3%
96.6%
95.4 %
90.6%
78.5
68.7
65
56.1
56.2
33.1
22.7
19.5
13.3
13.05
11.9
3.1
The colossus of proteins

The colossus of proteins

Our proteins come in very different sizes. Chromosome 2 carries the gene which codes for the largest protein, known as titin.

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palpitations

DES: This gene is involved in our heartbeat.

the origin of flatulence

LCT: This gene codes for a protein that digests lactose.

halt!

RTN4: This gene is involved in blocking neuron regeneration.

calcium sensitive

CALM2: This gene codes for the calmodulin protein which senses changes in calcium concentration and transmits the information to other proteins. CALM2 is involved in the embryonic development of craniofacial structures.

boy or girl?

SRD5A2: This gene is involved in sexual differentiation.

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