Day 288 (14q32.11-14q32.2): a cluster of serpins


Day 288 has 63 protein-coding genes (browser view) including six serpin genes like SERPINA1.

Serpins are a kind of protease inhibitor. They are proteins that control enzymes’ behavior by interfering with their reactions. Serpins work through suicide inhibition.¬†¬†SERPINA1 protects the lungs from enzymes released by white blood cells, and mutations can cause emphysema.

Click here to see all 8234132 letters of Day 288 with SERPINA1 underlined.

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