The first autism disease genes
...e of a gene encoding neurexin, which is a tightly linked protein to neuroligin, implicated in synapse formation for glutamate neurons. This revealed a hemizygous
deletion of coding exon for neurexin gene for a pair of affected siblings. Accumulating evidence thus points out that neurexin/neuroligin/Shank3 (NLGN...
Hemizygous in Biological Definition
...lotting gene on each X chromosome so that one normal blood-clotting gene can compensate for a flaw in the gene on the other X chromosome. But men are hemizygous
for the blood-clotting gene since there is no gene on the Y chromosome to control blood clotting. As a result, men will suffer from hemophilia more...
Hemizygous in Biological Dictionary
Zygosity refers to the similarity of genes for a trait in an organism. If both genes are the same, the organism is homozygous for the trait. If both genes are different, the organism is heterozygous for that trait. If one gene is missing, it is hemizygous
, and if both... Hemizygous
Hemizygous in other areas