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2012-03-30 00:20:01

Study Finds Out that a Protein called TRIM28 Preserves 'Epigenetic Marks' on a Specific Set of Genes.Singapore, Mar 30, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - An international team led by scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein called TRIM28, normally present in the mother's egg, is essential right after fertilisation[1] to preserve certain chemical modificationsor 'epigenetic marks' on a specific set of genes. This newly published study paves the way for more...

2012-03-29 22:13:18

1.            An international team led by scientists at A*STAR´s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein, called TRIM28, normally present in the mother´s egg, is essential right after fertilisation, to preserve certain chemical modifications or ℠epigenetic marks´ on a specific set of genes. This newly published study paves the way for more research to explore the role that epigenetics might play...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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