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gene expression

Thursday 16 October 2003

Definition: Gene expression is the process by which the coded information of a gene is converted into the structures present and operating in the cell.

Expressed genes include those that are transcribed into mRNA and then translated into protein and those that are transcribed into RNA but not translated into protein (e.g., transfer and ribosomal RNAs).

The degree of expression is called expressivity.

Gene expression databases

- MGED Society, Microarray Gene Expression Data Society
- BodyMap at University of Tokyo
- GEO (Gene Expression Omnibus)

In humans


By organs

- Kidney development gene expression database ar UCSD, the University of California at San Diego

See also

- knock-down of proteic expression


- gene expression regulation

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