Day 76 (3q24-3q25.2): ceruloplasmin, a copper carrier

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Day 76 has 45 protein-coding genes (browser view), including the gene CP, encoding ceruloplasmin, a protein that carries copper in the blood.

Copper is essential to human health because some enzymes use copper to catalyze reactions. Ceruloplasmin is shared among bony vertebrates, meaning it is at least 420 million years old.

Click here to see all 8621546 letters of Day 76 with CP underlined.

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