When life begins to form, the very firstdivides into two perfectly identical copies, which divide into two more copies that are identical too, and so on. Despite this, at a given time, one will become a brain , and another a blood . Though each of these has exactly the same , at one point during embryogenesis, they will specialise by using only the they need. It is one of the wonders of Nature.
ATP13A1:coding for a required to remove mitochondrial transmembrane which are mistargeted to other subcellular compartments (notably the endoplasmic reticulum).
TPRX1: thisencodes one of the that is expressed shortly after fertilization and is required for zygote activation (ZGA). ZGA is critical for embryo development and marks the very first transcription event in a new life.
VN1R1/VN1R2/VN1R4: Groups ofwhich code for .
INSR:involved in the regulation of blood sugar levels. This codes for the insulin .
GPX4:coding for a that plays a key role in protecting against the oxidation of certain .
ApoE: Thiscodes for a which transports fats in our blood, and may indicate a predisposition to Alzheimers disease.
DBP: Thismay be involved in epilepsy. The was discovered by the cleaning staff while vacuuming the animal care facilities at the University of Geneva!
STRN4: Thiscodes for Zinedine, a that was discovered by researchers in Marseille, the famous football player’s home city.
CALM3: Thiscodes for the calmodulin which senses changes in calcium concentration and transmits the information to other .
PVR: Thiscodes for a that lets the poliovirus enter our .
TSHZ3: Thisis involved in regulating our breathing.
CCNE1: Thisis involved in proliferation.
EPOR: Thiscodes for the EPO , a involved in producing red . Variations in this are associated with a high rate of red in the blood. Eero Mäntyranta, a Finnish athlete, has one of these particular variations of the and won a gold medal during the 1964 Winter Olympic Games. Did he benefit from it?
OR7D4:involved in the perception of smell.
AMH: Thisis involved in the development of male sexual organs.
KISS1R: If thisis defective, puberty is stalled. A way of staying young?