4 thoughts on “C34 – Statham

  1. What do you think the implications would be for Hypzif in cancer cells if it had higher expression? Would this allow Chk1 to stay normal and not become mutated?

    1. I still hypothesize that Hypzif is involved in the DNA damage repair pathway, and future experiments maybe utilizing qPCR could test this better. Just because it is lowly expressed does not mean it does not play a big role in the DNA damage repair pathway. There is not enough information known about Hypzif, so it is not unknown if its role would allow for normal Chk1.

  2. Are there any genes (that you’re aware of) that are similar to Hypzif, and if so, would it be possible to conduct similar research on them to see if you could reach conclusive results (i.e., apply the results of that research to see if Hypzif is actually involved in the DNA damage repair pathway)?

    1. Hi Emily! Thank you for your question! I am not aware of other genes similar to Hypzif, but I would guess that one does exist. Other genes similar to Rad51 where studied by other groups in this lab with similar methods, so these methods are used on many genes and other groups may have found more conclusive results.

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