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SON

A gene on chromosome 21q22.11 that encodes an RNA-binding protein which acts as a mRNA splicing cofactor by promoting efficient splicing of cell cycle and DNA-repair transcripts (e.g., TUBG1, KATNB1, TUBGCP2, AURKB, PCNT, AKT1, RAD23A and FANCG), which possess weak splice sites. SON also binds to DNA and may indirectly repress hepatitis-B virus (HBV) core promoter activity, as well as transcription of HBV genes and production of HBV virions.
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He was your son, and a red-skin by nature; and it may be that your blood was nearer--but, if ever I forget the lad who has so often fou't at my side in war, and slept at my side in peace, may He who made us all, whatever may be our color or our gifts, forget me
And he told Spear, when Isaacs & Sons went bankrupt, which at the rate they were giving away their money to the Hebrew Hospital would be very soon, Spear must come back to him.
Is that woman going to get a divorce from my son," she asked, "now that he's in trouble?
Menelaus overheard him and said, "No one, my sons, can hold his own with Jove, for his house and everything about him is immortal; but among mortal men--well, there may be another who has as much wealth as I have, or there may not; but at all events I have travelled much and have undergone much hardship, for it was nearly eight years before I could get home with my fleet.
One can soon see when a man is son to one whom heaven has blessed both as regards wife and offspring--and it has blessed Nestor from first to last all his days, giving him a green old age in his own house, with sons about him who are both well disposed and valiant.
You forget this, and threaten to rob me of the prize for which I have toiled, and which the sons of the Achaeans have given me.
And the sons of Aeolus, kings dealing justice, were Cretheus, and Athamas, and clever Sisyphus, and wicked Salmoneus and overbold Perieres.
When my adopted son was about ten years old I was obliged to go on a journey.
Then the king's son wished for one, and she immediately stood before him, and was more beautiful than any painter could have painted her.
Although the hall porter saw someone's carriage standing at the entrance, after scrutinizing the mother and son (who without asking to be announced had passed straight through the glass porch between the rows of statues in niches) and looking significantly at the lady's old cloak, he asked whether they wanted the count or the princesses, and, hearing that they wished to see the count, said his excellency was worse today, and that his excellency was not receiving anyone.
You have something to say to me, Sir Patrick, on the subject of my second son.
Unluckily for Jones, the latter of these was the ascendant at present; for as a young gentleman had visited him the day before, with a bill from his son for a play debt, he apprehended, at the first sight of Jones, that he was come on such another errand.