X-linked gene


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a gene located on an X chromosome

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So extending the assumption of X chromosome evolution from autosome we can assume that paralog of X-linked genes must be on autosome and should be involved in the same disorder; like ARHGEF6 (X chromosome) has its paralog ARHGEF3 and ARHGEF4 on autosome; similarly NLGN3, NLGN4 on X -chromosome has paralog NLGN1 and NLGN2 on autosome.
He was hoping she wasn't a carrier of the same gene their mother had - an X-linked gene, the doctors called it.
Susceptibility of CBA/N mice to infection with Salmonella Typhimurium: influence of the X-linked gene controlling B lymphocyte function.
Second, this X-linked gene may contribute to sex differences in aggressiveness and social skill often attributed solely to cultural influences and child rearing.
A woman with an X-linked gene defect usually doesn't show any signs of an X-linked disease.
A man with the same X-linked gene passes it to all his daughters (they all receive his X chromosome) and none of his sons (they all receive his Y chromosome).
But only one in every 2000 females is color blind, since to be so a woman must inherit the defective X-linked gene from both parents--a color-blind father and carrier mother.
A woman may inherit an X-linked gene defect on one of her two X chromosomes.
More than 140 mutations or combinations of mutations of the X-linked gene for G6PD have been characterized at the DNA level from different ethnic populations worldwide (4, 5).
The investigators estimate, however,that perhaps one-third of all manic depressives carry the X-linked gene.
The disorder is caused by alterations of an X-linked gene, MECP2.
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