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protein expression, ramp sequences, tissue type, gene regulation
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Our bodies are made of proteins. They help our cells function, give them structure, and cause some diseases. Different amounts of proteins are required for different functions, which makes regulation of protein production a scientific concern. Genes produce quantities of proteins dependent on many factors. Rare regions at the beginning of genes have recently been attributed to variation in protein expression. These regions, called ramp sequences, correlate with higher production. Protein expression differs across tissue types, but it has yet to be explored if ramp sequences correlate with these differences.
- Do different tissues use different percentages of ramp sequences?
- Can we confirm that highly expressed genes use more ramps than lowly expressed genes?
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Meurs, Taylor; Miller, Justin; and Song, Ben, "Ramp Sequences Change Across Tissues: How Ramps Correlate with Differing Tissue-Specific Expression Levels" (2020). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2020. 24.
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