Novel rat calpastatin mRNA variants

A. Servadio, G. Casari

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Rat calpastatin cDNAs obtained by RT-PCR method were isolated and directly sequenced, this allowed the identification of two new variants both characterized by a 23 amino acids deletion at the end of the unique N-terminal domain L, increasing the number of functional isoforms. The deletion shows high homology to the amino acid sequence coded by exon 8 of human calpastatin gene and properly conserved splicing consensus sequences, suggesting exon skipping in domain L. Furthermore, three point mutations scattered along the coding region were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-725
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemistry and Molecular Biology International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology


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