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Cc-ckr-5 gene

Cc-ckr-5 gene

a gene which encodes a protein (also called CC-CKR-5) embedded in the surface of immune cells. The hiv virus (the virus which causes aids) uses the protein to invade the immune cells. People who have one mutated and one working copy of this gene take longer to develop aids after infection with hiv than people who have two working copies of the gene. People who have mutations in both copies of this gene are resistant to hiv infection.


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Gene Upregulation/Increased Expression in HMG-CoA Reductase

So some context, I haven't taken genetics. However, in a class the other day a professor tried to differentiate the two and left me pretty confused. From my understanding, increased gene expression will result in an increase in the protein ...

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by Upperninety8
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:21 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene Upregulation/Increased Expression in HMG-CoA Reductase
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Re: translation from DNA

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: translation from DNA
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Re: Gene Products

I prefer NCBI (just a matter of taste) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/505?genome_assembly_id=167130 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/505

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Gene Products
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by jonmoulton
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Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
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What happens if you convert your DNA into RNA and...

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by JackBean
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:52 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens if you convert your DNA into RNA and...
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