Cloning and analysis of the gene encoding lectin from the acorn barnacle Megabalanus rosa

Takamatsu Nobuhiko, Heishi Masayuki, Muramoto Koji, Kamiya Hisao, Shiba Tadayoshi

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    Abstract

    In the acorn barnacle Megabalanus rosa, two types of galactose-binding C-type lectins (BRA-2 and BRA-3) have been identified. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of BRA-2 cDNA and genomic clones. In contrast to the BRA-3 gene, which consists of four exons, BRA-2 is encoded by a single exon, implying differences in the physiological roles of the two lectins.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)407-408
    Number of pages2
    JournalGene
    Volume150
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Keywords

    • BRA-2
    • C-type lectin
    • Carbohydrate-recognition domain
    • cDNA cloning
    • exon/intron structure
    • marine invertebrate
    • polymerase chain reaction
    • recombinant DNA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Genetics

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