Three kinds of cDNA clones were isolated from a cDNA library synthetized from female rat liver mRNA by cross-hybridization with the P-450(M-1) cDNA as a probe and sequenced. One clone appears to be the previously isolated P-450f cDNA clone with an additional 5'-untranslated and coding sequence which are lacking in the previously reported clone (Gonzalez, F.J., Kimura, S., Song, B.-J., Pastewka, J., Gelboin, H.V., and Hardwick, J.P. (1986) J. Biol. Chem. 261, 10667-10672), though several nucleotide differences were seen. Another one is for P-450PB-1 mRNA previously isolated, and the last has an almost identical nucleotide sequence to P-450B-1 (the same report cited above) except for one region of 159 base pairs where the sequence homology between the two is abruptly broken down. This nonhomologous region appears to correspond exactly to the entire eighth exon, estimated by comparison with the gene structure of the related P-450 (P-450(M-1)). This replacement in P-450PB-1 (ps) causes a frameshift in the open reading frame, resulting in the generation of a truncated form of P-450 with a strange replacement block and lacking the heme-binding region. This observation suggests that the mRNA whose cDNA was cloned here was produced from a recombinant gene generated by gene conversion or from alternative splicing of a cryptic exon. Sex- and age-dependent expression of the mRNAs investigated by dot blok analysis revealed that normal- and pseudo-type PB-1 mRNA were expressed in both male and female rat livers, though their age-dependent expression was different in male and female animals. In addition, both the mRNAs were specifically expressed in the female brain of 8 weeks, whereas practically no expression was observed in kidney and lung of both sexes.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology