Day 315 (17p11.2-17p11.1): folliculin

Birt–Hogg–Dubé_syndromehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birt%E2%80%93Hogg%E2%80%93Dub%C3%A9_syndrome#/media/File:Birt%E2%80%93Hogg%E2%80%93Dub%C3%A9_syndrome.jpg

Day 315 has 65 protein-coding genes (browser view) including FLCN (folliculin).

Folliculin is an example of a gene that was discovered by studying families with a rare syndrome. In this case, FLCN was discovered in 2002 as the gene mutated in a syndrome involving hair follicle and kidney tumors. So, its normal role is as a cancer suppressor.

Click here to see all 8325744 letters of Day 315 with FLCN underlined.

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