A gene involved in basic functions needed for the sustenance of the cell. Housekeeping genes are constitutively expressed (they are always turned ON).
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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- Hox gene
One of a subgroup of homeobox genes that are found in clusters on the genes of vertebrates. These are referred to as Hox clusters in mammals. Hox clusters play a role in directing embryonic development.
Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome.
An HLA type that is strongly associated with unusually slow progression of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from the primary infection to AIDS. In other words, HLA-B57 provides some protection against HIV progression.
Human leukocyte antigen, the major human histocompatibility system. HLA typing is done before transplantation to determine the degree of tissue compatibility between donor and recipient.