I'm on the quest to find out why, when studying a certain gene, another gene is always being mentioned as well in it's expression.
As it seems, the gene (MIR-6734) which always occurs when speaking of the main gene (ELOVL1), is sitting in the ELOVL1 gene, or is at least overlapping. (see file)
Since I found no connection between the two genes in their function, but only in their localization, I assume the MIR gene is only mentioned because it is always expressed as well, when the ELOVL gene is being expressed.
Does anyone have an idea why their expression seems to be coupled? Or why sometimes instead of the ELOVL1 gene, just the MIR6734 is mentioned, almost like synonyms for each other?
Thank you very much for ideas, infos and help!
Edited by Manaka, 06 April 2018 - 12:30 AM.