MSL proteins

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Male-specific proteins in Drosophila that bind to hundreds of sites along the single X chromosome and increase gene expression to match the two X chromosomes of the female. Null mutations in the genes encoding MSL proteins lead to male lethality; hence, the gene symbol msl for male specific lethal. See dosage compensation.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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