List of chromosomes » Chromosome 6
Chromosome 6 Chromosome 6
18
90.1
20.6
15.2
14.3
18
97.3
17
94.5
51.3
25.3
90.1
20.6
15.3
15.2
14.3
Motions of the invisible

motions of the invisible

Life is in perpetual movement. The infinitesimal too. Cells move and change. DNA winds and unwinds. Proteins come and go, bind to one another and let go of each other. Without movement, cells would not be able to carry oxygen, produce energy or deal with a virus or a sick cell.

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one too many…

OPRM1: This gene codes for an opioid receptor (e.g. morphine, heroin and methadone). It also influences alcohol tolerance.

mister muscle

PPARD: This gene is involved in muscle development, and has become a target to improve athletic performance.

chromosome scaffolding

HIST1H4: This is one of the numerous genes that code for histone proteins. The characteristic architecture of a chromosome is due to the way DNA is wound around histones.

untidy words

KIAA0319: This gene could be involved in dyslexia.

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