Molecular cloning of cDNAs encoding α1, α2, and β subunits of rat brain platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase

MacHiko Watanabe, Junken Aoki, Hiroshi Manya, Hiroyuki Arai, Keizo Inoue

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Abstract

Brain intracellular platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH(Ib)) is a tertiary G-protein-complex-like heterotrimeric enzyme which is composed of α1, α2, and β subunits and is implicated in stages of brain development such as the formation of the blain cortex. We have isolated and sequenced cDNA clones encoding these three subunits of rat brain PAF-AH(Ib). The amino acid sequences of brain PAF-AH has shown an extremely high homology among mammalian species. The tissue distribution of the three subunits was examined by Northern blot analysis. Although the mRNAs were detected in various organs, the ratio of the level of mRNA expression for the three subunits differed among rat tissues, raising tile possibility that isoform(s) other than the heterotrimeric isoform exist in certain tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research
Volume1401
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 2

Keywords

  • PAF
  • PAF acetylhydrolase
  • Platelet-activating factor
  • α1 Subunit
  • α2 Subunit
  • β Subunit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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