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).
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?