Molecular cloning and characterization of multiple transcripts of the hamster ALG7 gene
Huang, George T.-J.
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The ALG7 gene encodes the tunicamycin-sensitive, dolichol-P-dependent Nacetylglucosamine- 1-phosphate transferase, GPT, that catalyzes the synthesis of the first dolichollinked sugar, Dol-PP-GlcNAc, in the N-glycosylation pathway. ALG7 has been evQlutionarily conserved and is essential for growth in all eukaryotes. The ALG7 gene expression in yeast is known to be regulated in part by the 3' untranslated regions (UTR) of the ALG7 multiple transcripts at the posttranscriptional level. To examine the regulatory features of the mammalian ALG7 gene, cloning and characterization of the hamster ALG7 mRNAs were undertaken. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using a single ALG7 gene-specific primer was performed to clone the cDNAs corresponding to the 3' and 5' ends of the ALG7 mRNAs from the Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. The initial Northern blot analysis using a hamster ALG7 genomic DNA as a probe has shown that in the CHO cells the ALG7 gene is transcribed into three major messages, approximately 1.5, 1.9, and 2.2 kb in size. The 1.9 kb transcripts were cloned and sequenced. There is one consensus polyadenylation signal AAUAAA located 12 nucleotides (nt) upstream to the major poly(A) site. Three additional minor poly(A) sites are located at 18, 21 and 29 nt downstream from the AAUAAA sequence in this 1.9 kb class of mRNAs. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (D.Sc.D.)--Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, 1992 (Oral Biology).Includes bibliographical references (leaves 70-84).
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