Country: United States
Date: August 2008
The gene for neprilysin contains approx 80,000 base
pairs while neprilysin itself contains only 749 amino acids, what
is the significance of the difference between these numbers?
The gene contains non-coding regions called introns. Eukayotic genes
can contain as much as 90% non-coding regions.
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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