PRDX6 is a cytosolic member of the peroxiredoxin family of antioxidant proteins, which protect cells from oxidative damage by reducing cellular peroxides. Knockout studies and transgenic overexpression of Prdx6 in mice have demonstrated an important role for this protein in the defense against oxidative stress. Using Northern blotting with various Prdx6 probes, we have revealed the existence of multiple transcripts with distinct tissue distributions and regulation, including the major 1.4-kb transcript highly expressed in liver and lung, and two additional transcripts expressed primarily in liver. We hypothesized that these additional transcripts correspond either to alternative Prdx6 mRNAs or to highly related genes such as the intronless genes Aop2-rs1 and Aop2-rs2. A combination of Northern blotting, RACE, and EST and genomic sequence analysis has determined that all three liver transcripts are derived from the Prdx6 gene, as they are absent in Prdx6-null mice and differ in their 3′ UTRs, suggesting the utilization of different transcription termination signal sequences which we have identified by sequence analysis. We found the Aop2-rs1 gene to be exclusively expressed in testis as a 1.2-kb transcript and have identified putative regulatory elements in its promoter. In contrast, Aop2-rs2 appears not to be expressed in any tissues, although we have evidence for the existence of other related genes that are expressed in a tissue-specific manner. Since the Prdx6 transcripts exhibit differential regulation in response to growth and oxidative stress, further investigation may reveal their distinct roles in the cell and mechanism of regulation.
Mammalian Genome – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 1, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera