Complete nucleotide sequence of a methylcholanthrene-inducible cytochrome P-450 (P-450d) gene in the rat

K. Sogawa, O. Gotoh, K. Kawajiri, T. Harada, Y. Fujii-Kuriyama

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    The rat cytochrome P-450d gene which is inducibly expressed by the administration of 3-methylcholanthrene (MC) has been cloned and analyzed for the complete nucleotide sequence. The gene is 6.9 kilobases long and is separated into 7 exons by 6 introns. The insertion sites of the introns in this gene are well-conserved as compared with those of another MC-inducible cytochrome P-450c gene, but are completely different from those of a phenobarbital-inducible cytochrome P-450e gene. The overall homologies in the coding nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences were 75% and 68% between the two MC-inducible cytochrome P-450 genes, respectively. The similarity of the gene organization between cytochrome P-450d and P450c as well as their homology in the decuced amino acid and the nucleotide sequences suggests that these two genes of MC-inducible cytochrome P-450 constitute a different subfamily than those of the phenobarbital-inducible one in the cytochrome P-450 gene family. In contrast with the notable sequence homolgy in the coding region of the two MC-inducible cytochrome P-450, all the introns and the 5'- and 3'-flanking regions of the two genes showed virtually no sequence homology between them except for several short DNA segments that are located in the promoter region and the first intron. The nucleotide sequences and the locations of these conserved short DNA segments in the two genes suggest that they may affect the expression of the genes. Middle repetitive sequence reported as ID or identifier sequence were found in and in the vicinity of the cytochrome P-450d gene.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5026-5032
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 1985

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology


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