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Chromosome 21 Chromosome 21
56.6
93.9
95.5
91.1
56.6
93.9
95.5
91.1
Proteins: our body’s workers

Proteins: our body’s workers

The human body is made up of hundreds of thousands of different proteins that all have a specific role. Some are involved in blood clotting or oxygen transport, while others amplify sound in our inner ear or transmit nerve signals. Proteins produce energy, cut, glue, carry, transmit… And they interact with each other. How can a scientist find out what a protein does?

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epilepsy

CSTB: This gene may be involved in epilepsy.

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KRTAP10: Group of genes involved in the texture of our hair.

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TMPRSS3: This gene is essential for the survival of ciliated cells in the inner ear. When defective, it is associated with congenital deafness.

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