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Gene Family: Epidermal differentiation complex

Epidermal differentiation complex: The epidermal differentiation complex ( EDC ) is a gene complex comprising over fifty genes encoding proteins involved in the terminal differentiation and cornification of keratinocytes, the primary cell type of the epidermis. In humans, the complex is located on a 1.9 Mbp stretch within chromosome 1q 21. The proteins encoded by EDC genes are closely related in terms of function, and evolutionarily they belong to three distinct gene families : the cornified envelope precursor family, the S100 protein family and the S100 fused type protein (SFTP) family. It has been hypothesized that the clustering of EDC genes occurred due to duplication events which were evolutionarily favored during the adaptation to terrestrial environments. EDC proteins have been involved in a variety of skin disorders including ichthyosis vulgaris, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. [Source: Wikipedia]

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