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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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So far, Idel argues, we can identify a "genetic sonship" (the Agent Intellect personified as a "Son"), which is associated to another "adoptive sonship" (the expression "adoptional sonship" is to be found in Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses, 3.16.3), involving the presence of an ordinary human being.
The second part of the title of the book, "Sonship and Jewish Mysticism," is discussed on p.
The first chapter, "Righteousness, Theophorism and Sonship in Rabbinic and Heikhalot Literatures," analyses various figures from the Heikhalot writings--a special collection of mystic texts describing the religious experiences of a school, which originated in Palestine in Talmudic (220-500 CE) or even Tannaitic (70-200 CE) times--that are sometimes envisioned as having hypostatic existence or as attaining "theophoric" names.
"Sonship" is, obviously, such an element transmitted by tradition and further shaped in the Ashkenazi texts of the Middle Ages.