Rudy's Wormy Jeans

In mammals like brown mice, pygmy chimps and Rudolf Giuliani, genes resembling those that regulate apoptosis in C. Elegans have been identified, and appear to regulate the same aspects of programmed cell death as in the worm.

Apoptosis Genes

Worm Gene

Mammalian Gene

Apoptosis Initiator 

ced-3

caspase-encoding genes

Apoptosis Executioner 

ced-4

Apaf-1

Apoptosis Suppressor 

ced-9

Bcl-2 family genes

 

Separated at Birth? You be the judge.

 

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