Jpn. J. Pharmacol. 69, 181-185 (1995)

REVIEW -Current Perspective-

Recent Progress in Human Molecular Biology and Expression Profiling of Active Genes in the Body

Kenichi Matsubara and Kousaku Okubo

Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University, Osaka 565, Japan

Abstract: Recent progress in molecular biology based upon rapidly developing DNA technology is reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the developing human genome project that includes structural as well as functional analyses of the genome. Expression profiling of active genes in the body helps construct a database for the functional aspects of the human genome.

Keywords: Human genome project, DNA technology, Expression profiling of genes, Body map, cDNA analysis

Copyright© The Japanese Pharmacological Society 1995

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