Molecular Cloning of cDNA to mRNA for a Cerebellar Spot 35 Protein

T. Yamakuni, R. Kuwano, S. Odani, N. Miki, K. Yamaguchi, Y. Takahashi

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Abstract: The nucleotide sequence of mRNA for rat cerebellar spot 35 protein, a Ca‐binding protein, was determined from recombinant complementary DNA (cDNA) clones. The sequence was composed of 1, 714 base pairs (bp) which included the 783 bp of the complete coding region, the 130 bp of the 5′‐noncoding region, and the 801 bp of the 3‐noncoding region containing a polyadenylation signal. In addition, a polyadenylic acid [poly(A)] tail was also found. Because the size of spot 35 mRNA was estimated to be about 1,900 bases by Northern blot analysis, the longest insert was verified to contain a nearly full‐length cDNA sequence including the poly(A) tail. The amino acid sequence of the protein deduced from the nucleotide sequence contains 261 amino acids and at least five Ca‐binding domains. There was a high homology in the amino acid sequences (79%) and the nucleotide sequences (77%) between spot 35 protein and chick intestinal Ca‐binding protein (28K).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1590-1596
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurochemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1987 May


  • Cerebellum
  • Nucleotide sequence
  • Pro
  • Purkinje cell
  • cDNA
  • mRNA
  • tein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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