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1. A family of vertebrate homeobox (HOX) genes (msx genes) originally isolated by homology to the Drosophila muscle segment homeobox (msh) gene. Mutations are associated with tooth agenesis and Witkop's syndrome.

2. l-methionine-dl-sulfoximine, an inhibitor of glutamine synthetase and a potent convulsant which metabolically and morphologically affects astroglia (sometimes MSO).

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