Retrotransposable CR1-like elements in crotalinae snake genomes

Ikuo Nobuhisa, Tomohisa Ogawa, Masanobu Deshimaru, Takahito Chijiwa, Kin Ichi Nakashima, Yoshirou Chuman, Yasuyuki Shimohigashi, Yasuyuki Fukumaki, Shosaku Hattori, Motonori Ohno

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A part of the 3'-flanking region of BP-II gene, which is one of Trimeresurus flavoviridis venom gland phospholopase A2 (PLA2) isozyme genes, has a region homologous to avian chicken repeat 1 (CR1)-element. In the present study, ten CR1-like elements were further identified in T. gramineus venom gland PLA2 isozyme genes, T. flavoviridis PLA2 inhibitor (PLI) genes, and T. flavoviridis and T. gramineus TATA-box binding protein (TBP) genes. Southern blot analysis using a probe for CR1 showed that Crotalinae snake genomes contain a number of CR1-like elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-920
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun

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  • Toxicology

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    Nobuhisa, I., Ogawa, T., Deshimaru, M., Chijiwa, T., Nakashima, K. I., Chuman, Y., Shimohigashi, Y., Fukumaki, Y., Hattori, S., & Ohno, M. (1998). Retrotransposable CR1-like elements in crotalinae snake genomes. Toxicon, 36(6), 915-920.