Journal Article

Cloning of a Novel Rat Gene, DB83, That Encodes a Putative Membrane Protein

Tomoyoshi Nakadai, Toshihiko Kishimoto, Kenji Kokura, Noriaki Ohkawa, Yasutaka Makino, Masami Muramatsu and Taka-aki Tamura

in DNA Research

Published on behalf of Kazusa DNA Research Institute

Volume 5, issue 5, pages 315-317
Published in print January 1998 | ISSN: 1340-2838
Published online January 1998 | e-ISSN: 1756-1663 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dnares/5.5.315

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Using a partial cDNA sequence and a 5′-RACE technique, we isolated a novel cDNA from rat liver referred to as DB83. DB83 had four hydrophobic trans-membrane domains and one N-myristoylation site as well as multiple possible phosphorylation sites. The db83 gene was highly expressed in the liver and significantly in brain, lungs and kidneys. We suggest that DB83 is a tissue-specific putative membrane protein.

Keywords: cDNA cloning; membrane protein; tissue-specific gene expression

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Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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