List of chromosomes » Chromosome 2
Chromosome 2 Chromosome 2
73.8%
39.7
65
33.1
19.5
3.1
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.

becoming stone

ACVR1: This gene is associated with the Stone Man Syndrome.

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.

our body’s timekeeper

PER3: This gene is involved in our daily biological rhythms. Variations in this gene are linked with our vulnerability to sleep deprivation

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