Genomic structure and complete sequence of the human FGFR4 gene

Genomic structure and complete sequence of the human FGFR4 gene We report the genomic structure and entire sequence of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) gene. The gene spans approximately 11.3 kb. It is composed of 18 exons ranging in size from 71 bp to 600 bp. Exon-intron boundaries follow the GT/AG rule. Exon 1 is untranslated and preceded by structural elements characteristic of a TATA-free promoter. Although there are promoter motifs in intron 4 as well, there is currently no evidence of alternative transcription of FGFR4. Comparison of exon-intron boundaries of FGFR4 with those of FGFR1 and 3 reveals a remarkable degree of homology. With the exception of four, exon boundaries are at identical positions in all three receptor genes. Short tandem repeat polymorphisms (STRPs) were identified in introns 2 and 16 of FGFR4. The STRPs together with the sequence information will facilitate the rapid analysis of FGFR4 in those human disorders in which this gene can be considered a candidate. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Genomic structure and complete sequence of the human FGFR4 gene

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc
Subject
Life Sciences; Cell Biology; Anatomy; Zoology
ISSN
0938-8990
eISSN
1432-1777
D.O.I.
10.1007/s003359900703
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Abstract

We report the genomic structure and entire sequence of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) gene. The gene spans approximately 11.3 kb. It is composed of 18 exons ranging in size from 71 bp to 600 bp. Exon-intron boundaries follow the GT/AG rule. Exon 1 is untranslated and preceded by structural elements characteristic of a TATA-free promoter. Although there are promoter motifs in intron 4 as well, there is currently no evidence of alternative transcription of FGFR4. Comparison of exon-intron boundaries of FGFR4 with those of FGFR1 and 3 reveals a remarkable degree of homology. With the exception of four, exon boundaries are at identical positions in all three receptor genes. Short tandem repeat polymorphisms (STRPs) were identified in introns 2 and 16 of FGFR4. The STRPs together with the sequence information will facilitate the rapid analysis of FGFR4 in those human disorders in which this gene can be considered a candidate.

Journal

Mammalian GenomeSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 28, 2009

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