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Sci. STKE, 26 October 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 256, p. re17
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2562004re17]

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Selective Gene Expression in Multigene Families from Yeast to Mammals

Jacob Z. Dalgaard* and Sonya Vengrova

Marie Curie Research Institute, The Chart, Oxted RH8 0TL, Surrey, UK.

Gloss: Cell identity is the direct consequence of the genes expressed. This STKE Review highlights the diverse mechanisms that cells use to achieve exclusive gene expression. The details of the molecular mechanism underlying yeast mating-type switching are compared and contrasted with the mechanisms involved in immunoglobulin gene expression and odorant receptor gene expression in mammals.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: j.dalgaard{at}mcri.ac.uk

Citation: J. Z. Dalgaard, S. Vengrova, Selective Gene Expression in Multigene Families from Yeast to Mammals. Sci. STKE 2004, re17 (2004).


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