Threonine Aldolase - Presence in Human and Mouse

Presence in Human and Mouse

The enzyme is synthesized and functional in mice.

Humans also have the remnants of the gene, coding this enzyme (GLY1), however it is damaged by past mutations and inactive. Human gene contains two single nucleotide deletions causing frameshifts and premature stop codons. Also, the encoded protein would not be active anyway due mutations in other highly conserved regions. Human gene is no longer transcribed into RNA.

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