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Biochim Biophys Acta. 2001 Apr 16;1518(3):311-6.

cDNA sequence of human carbonic anhydrase-related protein, CA-RP X: mRNA expressions of CA-RP X and XI in human brain.

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  • 1First Department of Internal Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Nankoku, Kochi 783-8505, Japan.


A full-length cDNA clone of human carbonic anhydrase-related protein (CA-RP) X was obtained and sequenced. The 2720 bp long cDNA sequence was predicted to encode a 328 amino acid polypeptide. The deduced amino acid sequence showed an overall similarity of 25-57% to other CA isozymes and the highest % similarity to a CA-RP XI. Similar to CA-RP XI, CA-RP X lacked two out of three zinc-liganded histidine residues, suggesting no biological activity of CA. Northern blot analysis demonstrated an approx. 2.8 kb transcript in the human brain and kidney. RNA dot blotting showed significant signals for CA-RP X and XI mRNA expressions in the adult total brain and almost all parts of the central nervous system, but no expression in the fetal brain. These results suggest that CA-RP X and XI play some role in human brain, especially in brain development.

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