DLK1


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DLK1

A gene on chromosome 14q32 that encodes a transmembrane protein  and putative tumour suppressor that plays a role in the differentiation of various cell types, including adipocytes and neuroendocrine cells.
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2001) Human--Ovine Comparative Sequencing of a 250-kb Imprinted Domain Encompassing the Callipyge (clpg) Locus and Identification of Six Imprinted Transcripts: DLK1, DAT, GTL2, PEGU, antiPEGll, and MEG8.
Polymorphism of DLK1 and CLPG gene and their association with phenotypic traits in Chinese cattle.
Polar overdominant inheritance of a DLK1 polymorphism is associated with growth and fatness in pigs.
Of these genes, only 10 genes have been reported to show imprinting in sheep (GTL2, DLK1, DAT, PEG11, antiPEG11, MEG8, MEST, IGF2, H19 and IGF2r; Killian et al.