Tissue distribution of rat S-100α and β subunit mRNAs

Ryozo Kuwano, Hiroshi Usui, Toshinaga Maeda, Kazuaki Araki, Toru Yamakuni, Tadashi Kurihara, Yasuo Takahashi

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Using Southern blot analysis it is demonstrated that S-100α and β genes were found as single copies in the rat genome. S-100α mRNA was not found at all in rat brain during the developmental period, but it was slightly detectable in muscle and kidney. S-100β mRNA was detected in rat brain, and its mRNA level increased during the developmental period. The different localizations of the subunits may be due to the specific expression of each gene in various tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Brain Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Apr


  • S-100 protein
  • Southern/Northern blot hybridization
  • Tissue distribution
  • cDNA
  • mRNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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