Day 334 (20p12.1-20p11.21): the cystatins

Day 334 has 52 protein-coding genes (browser view) including ten cystatin genes.

The cystatins are protease inhibitors – they are proteins that turn off the enzymes that break down other proteins. One cystatin, cystatin C, can be tested in blood as a marker of kidney failure.

Click here to see all 8055521 letters of Day 334 with CST3 (encoding cystatin C) underlined.

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