Day 259 (12q23.1-12q23.3): a growth factor


Day 259 has 58 protein-coding genes (browser view) including IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1).

IGF-1 stimulates growth during puberty and throughout life. A related gene in worms is associated with aging and lifespan, but the relevance to humans is debated.

Click here to see all 8329706 letters of Day 259 with IGF1 underlined.

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