Day 203 (9p13.3-9q11): valosin-containing protein, a protein that doesn’t contain valosin

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Day 203 has 77 protein-coding genes (browser view) including the gene for VCP (valosin-containing protein.)

VCP is an ancient protein involved in the cell’s protein-degradation¬†waste management system. Interestingly, when biochemists discovered it in 1987, it was thought to be a precursor of another protein valosin that had recently characterized in pig intestine. It turned out to have nothing to do with valosin, but retains the name.

Click here to see all 8649669 letters of Day 203 with VCP underlined.

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