Structure of the rat gene encoding the multifunctional acyl-CoA-binding protein: conservation of intron 1 sequences in rodents and man.

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The entire gene encoding the rat acyl-CoA-binding protein (ACBP), and intron 1 of the mouse and human ACBP genes were sequenced and analyzed. A CpG island has been maintained in human ACBP which, in contrast to the rodent ACBP genes, is subject to alternative splicing. Analysis of the rat intron 2 and 3 sequences identified a number of potential alternative splice donor and splice acceptor sites. However, RNase protection analysis revealed no alternatively spliced transcripts in RNA from various rat tissues. Several repetitive elements belonging to the ID, B1 and B2 families are present in introns 2 and 3.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)239-40
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords: Alternative Splicing; Animals; Carrier Proteins; Conserved Sequence; CpG Islands; Diazepam Binding Inhibitor; Humans; Introns; Mice; Molecular Sequence Data; Rats; Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid; Rodentia

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