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DNA Res. 2002 Oct 31;9(5):179-88.

Prediction of the coding sequences of mouse homologues of KIAA gene: I. The complete nucleotide sequences of 100 mouse KIAA-homologous cDNAs identified by screening of terminal sequences of cDNA clones randomly sampled from size-fractionated libraries.

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  • 1Kazusa DNA Research Institute, 2-6-7 Kazusa-Kamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba 292-0818, Japan.

Abstract

We have been conducting a human cDNA project to predict protein-coding sequences in long cDNAs (> 4 kb) since 1994. The number of these newly identified human genes exceeds 2000 and these genes are known as KIAA genes. As an extension of this project, we herein report characterization of cDNAs derived from mouse KIAA-homologous genes. A primary aim of this study was to prepare a set of mouse. KIAA-homologous cDNAs that could be used to analyze the physiological roles of KIAA genes in mice. In addition, comparison of the structures of mouse and human KIAA cDNAs might enable us to evaluate the integrity of KIAA cDNAs more convincingly. In this study, we selected mouse KIAA-homologous cDNA clones to be sequenced by screening a library of terminal sequences of mouse cDNAs in size-fractionated libraries. We present the entire sequences of 100 cDNA clones thus selected and predict their protein-coding sequences. The average size of the 100 cDNA sequences reached 5.1 kb and that of mouse KIAA-homologous proteins predicted from these cDNAs was 989 amino acid residues.

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