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August 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 14)

A Concerned Scientist: The Dicty Kinome

  • Strong points: Kinase information
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If a genome refers to the genetic sequences of an organism, and proteome refers to the proteins of an organism, what, you might wonder, is a kinome? Funny you should ask. A kinome refers to the kinases of an organism, and that is the subject of this rather unusual site. Lest you think the kinome of an organism is small, click on the figure on the opening page and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. As to the ’A Concerned Scientist’ portion of the title of this page, the author, identified only as David, is concerned about religious assaults on science and toward this end describes the evolution of the kinases in the slime mold Dictyostelium. The treatment is thorough, though not at all hyperlinked, which is unfortunate.
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