gene superfamily

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gene superfamily

gene superfamily

Evolution of Genes and Repeats in the Nimrod Superfamily

Different Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Superfamilies Resulting from Different Gene Reading Frames

Prevertebrate Local Gene Duplication Facilitated Expansion of the Neuropeptide GPCR Superfamily

Identification of putative zinc hydrolase genes of the metallo-β-lactamase superfamily from Campylobacter jejuni

SUPERFAMILY 1.75 including a domain-centric gene ontology method

Gene Expansion and Retention Leads to a Diverse Tyrosine Kinase Superfamily in Amphioxus

Concerted and Nonconcerted Evolution of the Hsp70 Gene Superfamily in Two Sibling Species of Nematodes

Molecular cloning of ten distinct hypervariable regions from the cellulose synthase gene superfamily in aspen trees

Derepression of pathological cardiac genes by members of the CaM kinase superfamily

Signatures of recent positive selection at the ATP-binding cassette drug transporter superfamily gene loci

Identification and Characterization of a Phospholipase D–Superfamily Gene in Rickettsiae

Insights Into the Evolution of Chemoreceptor Genes Superfamily in Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Acari: Acaridae)

From electron microscopy to molecular cell biology, molecular genetics and structural biology: intracellular transport and kinesin superfamily proteins, KIFs: genes, structure, dynamics and functions

Characterization of tetA-like gene encoding for a major facilitator superfamily efflux pump in Streptococcus thermophilus

The insect chemoreceptor superfamily in Drosophila pseudoobscura: Molecular evolution of ecologically-relevant genes over 25 million years

A super-family of genes coding for secreted salivary gland proteins from the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor

Exegesis: a procedure to improve gene predictions and its use to find immunoglobulin superfamily proteins in the human and mouse genomes


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A collection of genes that are all products of gene duplication and have diverged from one another to a considerable degree. The repeated copies of an ancestral gene can follow three evolutionary pathways: (1) they can be inactivated by mutation, (2) they can acquire new functions, or (3) they can retain their original function. The globin superfamily of genes provides examples of genes that (1) mutated to pseudogenes (q.v.), (2) acquired new functions (the gene for myoglobin [q.v.] versus the alpha chain gene of hemoglobin), and (3) retained their original functions (the Gγ and Aγ genes). See hemoglobin genes.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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