Table 4

The six most constantly expressed genes detected by cDNA microarray.

Gene symbol

GeneBank accession no.

Description

Function

No of twin pairs with up-regulated gene expression


G1P3

X02492

Interferon-induced protein 6–16

Unknown

4

POU3F1

NM_002699

POU domain, class 3, transcription factor 1 (SCIP/Oct-6)

Serves as transcriptional transactivator in the nucleus

3

MX2

M30818

Myxovirus (influenza) resistance 2

Possible antiviral potential

3

LAPTM5

NM_006762

Lysosomal-associated multispanning membrane protein-5

Possible involvement in B cell activation

3

HBA2

NM_000517

Hemoglobin, alpha 2

Oxygen transport

3

HBB

NM_000518

Hemoglobin, beta

Oxygen transport

3


Särkijärvi et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2006 7:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-7-11

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