ASM stands for Adult Skeletal Muscle, and BWS stands for Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. H19 was first named ASM because of its expression in adult skeletal muscle in the rat. H19 is also known as BWS because aberrant H19 expression can be involved in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, as well as Silver-Russell syndrome. The H19 gene is expressed exclusively on one parental allele in a phenomenon known as imprinting. H19 is only transcribed from the maternally inherited allele; the paternal H19 allele is not expressed.
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