Sequence of a cDNA Encoding Turtle High Mobility Group 1 Protein

Sequence of a cDNA Encoding Turtle High Mobility Group 1 Protein In order to understand sequence information about turtle HMG1 gene, a cDNA encoding HMG1 protein of the Chinese soft-shell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) was amplified by RT-PCR from kidney total RNA, and was cloned, sequenced and analyzed. The results revealed that the open reading frame (ORF) of turtle HMG1 cDNA is 606 bp long. The ORF codifies 202 amino acid residues, from which two DNA-binding domains and one polyacidic region are derived. The DNA-binding domains share higher amino acid identity with homologous sequences of chicken (96.5%) and mammals (74%) than homologous sequence of rainbow trout (67%). The polyacidic region shows 84.6% amino acid homology with the equivalent region of chicken HMG1 cDNA. Turtle HMG1 protein contains 3 Cys residues located at completely conserved positions. Conservation in sequence and structure suggests that the functions of turtle HMG1 cDNA may be highly conserved during evolution. To our knowledge, this is the first report of HMG1 cDNA sequence in any reptilian. Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Sequence of a cDNA Encoding Turtle High Mobility Group 1 Protein

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Copyright © 2005 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Biomedicine; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
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