We report the identification, genomic structure, chromosomal localization, and expression analysis of human frizzled-3 (FZD3), a 7-transmembrane receptor belonging to the frizzled family. The cDNA obtained from adult human brain shows 91% identity at the nucleotide level and 98% at the amino acid level to mouse frizzled-3 (fzd3). The FZD3 locus is located on chromosome 8p21, spans 48 Kb and its coding sequence is distributed in 6 exons intercalated by 5 introns. FZD3 is expressed in all analyzed human tissues, with quantitatively higher expression in the CNS and in urogenital structures. (C) 2000 Academic Press.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 24 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology