IMR Press / FBL / Volume 9 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.2741/1451

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Can ends justify the means? Digging deep for human fusion genes of prokaryotic origin
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1 School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Center for Supercomputing and Visualization, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2004, 9(5), 2964–2971;
Published: 1 September 2004

Gene fusion has been described as an important evolutionary phenomenon. This report focuses on identifying, analyzing, and tabulating human fusion proteins of prokaryotic origin. These fusion proteins are found to mimic operons, simulate protein-protein interfaces in prokaryotes, exhibiting multiple functions and alternative splicing in humans. The accredited biological functions for each of these proteins is made available as a database at

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