What is the difference between the gene products of the two alleles of TAS3R38?

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What is the difference between the gene products of the two alleles of TAS3R38?

TAS2R38 Gene:

Taste receptor 2 member 38 is a proteinaceous molecule encoded by the gene TAS2R38 in humans. It is considered a taste receptor of bitterness, with varying genotypes which influence the capability to taste phenylthiocarbamide or PTC and 6-n-propylthiouracil.

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There are three general polymorphisms in the TAS2R38 gene; I296V, V262A, and A49P. These combine to develop two general haplotypes, which are...

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Difference Between Genes & Alleles

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Chapter 26 / Lesson 34
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In this lesson you will determine how DNA is inherited and exactly what DNA is made of. You will also determine the difference between genes and alleles.


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