Human Genome Browser

1) Go to UCSC’s Genome Browser and search for “syntrophin”.
How many syntrophin genes do humans have?

2) Click on the link for “(NM_009228) syntrophin, acidic 1”, change the view to hide all except Known genes in full view, and all the different species “Net” views in dense, then refresh. Human syntrophin is abbreviated SNTA1.
Is this gene’s structure (combination of exons and introns) highly conserved? Is it missing from any species?

3) Explain the significance of the conservation in the non-coding regions.

4) You may also be interested in comparing the interface presented by the European version called Ensembl.


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