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Chromosome 2 Chromosome 2
73.8%
39.7
33.1
19.5
13.3
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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the chosen one

ASTL: One of this gene’s roles is to prevent an egg from being fertilized by more than one sperm.

left hand or right hand?

LRRTM1: This gene is involved in right-handedness versus left-handedness.

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.

highway designer

SPAST: This gene is involved in neuron path development and associated with a severe form of paraplegia.

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