Localization of a New Ferritin Heavy Chain Sequence Present in Human Brain mRNA to Chromosome 11Genome (1995)
AbstractTwo types of ferritin heavy (H) chain clones have been isolated from cDNA libraries of human fetal and adult brain: one corresponds to the ferritin H chain mRNA that is abundant in liver and is called "liver-like" brain cDNA; the other contains an additional 279 nucleotide (nt) sequence in the 3′untranslated region and is called brain ferritin H chain cDNA. To map the 279-nt sequence, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification was carried out using DNA from rodent × human hybrid cell lines containing single human chromosomes as templates, and oligomeric primers homologous to the 3′end of the 279-nt sequence (primer A) and to a coding sequence just 5′ to the 279-nt sequence. Significant PCR product of the size expected from analysis of the brain ferritin H chain cDNA clones and a genomic ferritin H chain clone (487 bp) was generated only from hybrid-cell DNA containing human chromosome 11. This PCR product and the "liver-like" brain cDNA (lacking the 279-nt sequence) both hybridized to chromosome 11 fragments that are known to define the well-characterized functional liver ferritin H chain gene and a putative pseudogene. Preliminary data indicate that primer A (and thus the 279-nt sequence) maps to the functional ferritin H chain gene fragments, but binding to the pseudogene has not been ruled out.
- gene mapping,
- human brain ferritin,
- chromosome 11
Publication DateJune, 1995
Citation InformationMaire E. Percy, Sharon J. Bauer, Susan Rainey, Donald R. C. McLachlan, et al.. "Localization of a New Ferritin Heavy Chain Sequence Present in Human Brain mRNA to Chromosome 11" Genome Vol. 38 Iss. 3 (1995)
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