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Nucleic Acids Res. Sep 25, 1984; 12(18): 6951–6963.
PMCID: PMC320135

Post-transcriptional regulation of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase gene expression in rat tissues.


We have isolated and identified cDNA clones containing part of the coding sequence for rat glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase (GAPDH, E.C. By using one of these clones as a probe, we have shown that: i) the abundance of GAPDH mRNA is different in various tissues of the adult rat and in good correlation with the abundance of the enzyme; ii) the transcription rates are quite similar in all tissues tested. We therefore conclude that the tissue-specific differential GAPDH gene expression is regulated by adjusting the abundance of its mRNA at the post-transcriptional level.

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