Unformatted text preview: that antibody by western blotting. You are not sure what it does. It could be a transcription factor, secreted molecule or anything. You think it might be involved in regulating Rhodopsin protein levels. 2) You have just cloned a cDNA from Drosophila. It is expressed only in the leg. You think that this gene is used for setting up axial patterning and perhaps may do this in any organism. 3) You have just determined that one of your patients has a mutation in a single gene that makes the patient unable to be infected by the bacterium Yersinia pestis . It is known that Y.pestis needs a receptor of sorts to infect cells. However, the mutation may lay in a “co-receptor”. The speculation is that Y.pestis cannot occur when either receptor is missing. However, the co-receptor is necessary for viability....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course BIO 710L taught by Professor Goldfarb during the Fall '10 term at Iowa State.
- Fall '10
- molecular biology