Publication
Title
Alternative splicing in the fragile X-gene FMR1
Author
Abstract
The FMR1 gene, associated with fragile X syndrome, has recently been cloned and the sequence of partial cDNA clones is known. We have determined additional cDNA sequences both at the 5' and 3' end. We have characterized the expressed gene by means of RT-PCR in various tissues and have found that alternative splicing takes place in the FMR1 gene, which does not seem to be tissue specific. When the different alternative spiking events are combined, 12 distinct mRNA products could result from FMR1 expression in each tested tissue. In all these transcripts the open reading frame is maintained until the same stop codon. At the 3' end alternative use of polyadenylation signals is found. The alternative splicing allows functional diversity of the FMR-1 gene. Whether all the possible proteins will be synthesized and whether they will be functionally active has to be determined.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Human molecular genetics. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 1993
ISSN
0964-6906
Volume/pages
2:4(1993), p. 399-404
ISI
A1993KW63200010
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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