Day 285 (14q23.3-14q24.3): presenilin

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Day 285 has 68 protein-coding genes (browser view) including PSEN1 (presinilin 1).

Presenilin is named because of its association with Alzheimer’s disease, which was discovered through genetic analysis of families (linkage analysis) in 1995. Presenilin is part of a larger enzyme complex that performs a reaction in the brain that can lead to amyloid plaques.

Click here to see all 8234132 letters of Day 285 with PSEN1 underlined.

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