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Cheek Cell and Liver cells

Postby breeyon » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:38 pm

1.) Does a liver cell contain the same chromosomes as a chekk cell?

2.) If you wanted to isolate a copy of the gene that codes for a protein found in the stomach, could that gene be located in the cheek cells? Why or why not?
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Postby kotoreru » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:59 pm

Aren't liver cells triploid? If so, yes it has the same chromosomes - just 3 copies instead of the usual 2. That's right isn't it...?

And yes the gene for the stomach protein could be found in the cheek cells. All human cells (except erythrocytes) contain your DNA which is always the same.

n.b. now why, that being the case, don't we find stomach proteins in the mouth? Think think think...
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