Do other mammals have the same Ferlins as humans? How similar are Ferlin proteins between species?
Although the genomes of most other mammals have not yet been analyzed as closely as the human genome, all of the identified Ferlins have also been identified in many other mammals: mice, rats, dogs, chimpanzees, cows, etc. The sequences are very similar to the human sequence. For instance, the human and mouse sequences for Dysferlin have 94% amino acid identity, and 97% amino acid similarity.