We identified two partially overlapping cDNAs containing divergent 5' sequences of human carnitine acetyltransferase (CAT). cDNA λSM-1400 extends the sequence of peroxisomal CAT, whereas cDNA λSM-1200 creates a new open reading frame encoding a putative mitochondrial leader peptide. An intron is located where sequences diverge, suggesting that mitochondrial, peroxisomal and possibly endoplasmic reticulum CAT mRNAs derive from alternative splicing of the CAT gene.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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