Evolutionary analysis of a cluster of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) genes

Evolutionary analysis of a cluster of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) genes To study the evolutionary history of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in mammals, we have characterized a cluster of five ABCA-subfamily genes localized on mouse Chromosome (Chr) 11. The genes, named Abca5, Abca6, Abca8a, Abca8b, and Abca9, are arranged in a head-to-tail fashion in a cluster that spans about 400 kb of the genomic DNA, each gene occupying about 70 kb. The transcripts of these genes contain an open reading frame from 4863 (for Abca8a and Abca8b) to 4929 (for Abca5) nucleotides, and have distinct tissue-specific expression pattern. The predicted proteins contain two transmembrane domains and two nucleotide binding domains, arranged similar to the other members of ABCA subfamily. Similarity of both the genomic organization and primary structure among the genes in this cluster suggests that the duplications generating the cluster occurred relatively recently compared with most of the ABC genes in present-day mammalian genomes. For instance, the Fugu rubripes genome contains an ortholog for only one gene, Abca5, from this cluster. Phylogenetic and comparative sequence analysis reveals that after the divergence of rodent and primate lineages, at least one gene has been lost in each genome. In addition, we found that both mouse and human clusters show evidence of a number of gene conversions, in several cases involving intron sequences. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Evolutionary analysis of a cluster of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) genes

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/evolutionary-analysis-of-a-cluster-of-atp-binding-cassette-abc-genes-ngFEkROpsE
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Cell Biology; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
ISSN
0938-8990
eISSN
1432-1777
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00335-002-2229-9
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

To study the evolutionary history of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in mammals, we have characterized a cluster of five ABCA-subfamily genes localized on mouse Chromosome (Chr) 11. The genes, named Abca5, Abca6, Abca8a, Abca8b, and Abca9, are arranged in a head-to-tail fashion in a cluster that spans about 400 kb of the genomic DNA, each gene occupying about 70 kb. The transcripts of these genes contain an open reading frame from 4863 (for Abca8a and Abca8b) to 4929 (for Abca5) nucleotides, and have distinct tissue-specific expression pattern. The predicted proteins contain two transmembrane domains and two nucleotide binding domains, arranged similar to the other members of ABCA subfamily. Similarity of both the genomic organization and primary structure among the genes in this cluster suggests that the duplications generating the cluster occurred relatively recently compared with most of the ABC genes in present-day mammalian genomes. For instance, the Fugu rubripes genome contains an ortholog for only one gene, Abca5, from this cluster. Phylogenetic and comparative sequence analysis reveals that after the divergence of rodent and primate lineages, at least one gene has been lost in each genome. In addition, we found that both mouse and human clusters show evidence of a number of gene conversions, in several cases involving intron sequences.

Journal

Mammalian GenomeSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2003

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

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

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

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.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off