Day 108 (5p13.2-5p12): a selenoprotein


Day 108 has 48 protein-coding genes (browser view), including SEPP1 (selenoprotein P).

Selenoproteins contain a special 21st amino acid – selenocysteine, which contains selenium in place of the sulfur atom in cysteine. Enzymes use selenium for antioxidant reactions. SEPP1 is the most common selenoprotein in blood.

Click here to see all 8644679 letters of Day 108, with SEPP1 underlined.

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