Sex specific X chromosome expression caused by genomic imprinting.

  title={Sex specific X chromosome expression caused by genomic imprinting.},
  author={Yoh Iwasa and Andrew Pomiankowski},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={197 4},
The conflict theory of genomic imprinting predicts that imprinted genes are growth enhancing when paternally expressed and growth suppressing when maternally expressed. The expression pattern of autosomal imprinted genes generally fits these predictions. However, the conflict theory cannot easily account for the pattern of X-linked imprinting in humans and mice. This has led us to propose a novel hypothesis that X-linked imprinting has evolved to control sex specific gene expression in early… CONTINUE READING

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