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Table 3 Functions of the selected reference genes

From: Selection of reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR in bovine preimplantation embryos

Symbol Gene name Function
ACTB β-actin Cytoskeletal structural protein
GAPD Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase Glycolytic enzyme
Histone H2A Histone 2 alpha Nucleosome structure
TBP TATA box binding protein General RNA polymerase II transcription factor
HPRT1 Hypoxanthine phosphoribosyl-transferase I Purine synthesis in salvage pathway
SDHA Succinate dehydrogenase flavoprotein subunit A Electron transporter in the TCA cycle and respiratory chain
YWHAZ Tyrosine 3-monooxygenase/tryptophan 5-monooxygenase activation protein, zeta polypeptide Signal transduction by binding to phosphoserine-containing proteins
18S rRNA 18S ribosomal RNA Ribosome unit