Identification and nucleotide sequence of the leukocyte and reticulocyte forms of rabbit cytochrome b5 mRNA.

Title

Identification and nucleotide sequence of the leukocyte and reticulocyte forms of rabbit cytochrome b5 mRNA.

Creator

Giordano S J; Steggles A W

Publisher

SAAS bulletin, biochemistry and biotechnology

Date

1992
1992-01

Description

RNA extracted from rabbit leukocytes and reticulocytes was reverse transcribed and used in the Polymerase Chain Reaction technique along with primers designed to amplify the coding sequence of rabbit cytochrome b5. The resultant amplified products were subcloned and analyzed. Sequencing confirmed that leukocyte and liver cDNAs are homologous and encode the membrane-bound form of the protein. In contrast, reticulocytes exhibit a highly similar, but different mRNA which encodes the smaller, soluble cytochrome b5. This is the first example of a cytochrome b5 sequence from a tissue other than liver, erythrocyte or reticulocyte.

Subject

Animals; Amino Acid Sequence; Rabbits; Base Sequence; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Molecular Sequence Data; Nucleic Acid Hybridization; Cytochromes b5/chemistry/*genetics; Leukocytes/*chemistry; Liver/chemistry; Reticulocytes/*chemistry; RNA; Sequence Homology; Nucleic Acid; Messenger/*chemistry

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

13–17

Volume

5

Citation

Giordano S J; Steggles A W, “Identification and nucleotide sequence of the leukocyte and reticulocyte forms of rabbit cytochrome b5 mRNA.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5445.

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