148-RasProtein_5p21

November 21, 2013

The name “Ras” is a shortened form of rat sarcomas, where the genes were originally found in the 1960s.  When referring to the protein form, scientists use “Ras.” When referring to the gene, it’s “RAS.”  Image from the RCSB PDB September 2008 Molecule of the Month feature by David Goodsell (doi:10.2210/rcsb_pdb/ mom_2008_9).

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