Tight Junction Gene

By Carl Zimmer | February 17, 2008 8:33 am

tight“Hey there Carl,”My tattoo is from an Irving Geis illustration of DNA. I was attracted to his attention to the molecular detail while also drawing in a representational spiral that doesn’t ignore the basic beauty of the double helix.

“This particular sequence (I’ve BLASTED) is too short to be specific to only one gene, but one human gene it’s found it is the 5′ UTR of one of our tight junctions.

“Pat Fish in Santa Barbara, CA did it for me with great skill.”

-Matthew MacDougall, 4th year medical student

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Comments (1)

  1. Stephen Hack

    Can anyone tell me the name of the publication where I can find this image in print? I have been searching for a while and some of the books I request from the library are rare editions yet I cannot find this image.

    Steve

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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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