Day 125 (6pter-6p24.3): desmoplakin, holding heart muscles together


Day 125 has 48 protein-coding genes (browser view) including DSP (desmoplakin).

Desmoplakin is part of the desmosome, a special cell-cell junction in the heart. Mutations in the DSP gene cause congenital heart disease.

DSP found in fish, meaning it is at least 420 million years old.

Click here to see all 8540298 letters of Day 125 with DSP underlined.

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