Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Neuron. 1994 Oct;13(4):1003-15.

The spastic mouse: aberrant splicing of glycine receptor beta subunit mRNA caused by intronic insertion of L1 element.

Author information

  • 1Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie, Universität Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Abstract

Mice homozygous for the spastic mutation (spa) suffer from a complex motor disorder resulting from reduced CNS levels of the adult glycine receptor isoform GlyRA, which is composed of ligand-binding alpha 1 and structural beta polypeptides. The beta subunit-encoding gene (Glyrb) was mapped near the spa locus on mouse chromosome 3. In spa/spa mice, aberrant splicing of the beta subunit pre-mRNA strikingly diminishes the CNS contents of full-length transcripts, whereas truncated beta subunit mRNAs accumulate. This is a result of exon skipping, which causes translational frameshifts and premature stop codons. Intron 5 of the spa Glyrb gene contains an L1 transposable element that apparently is causal for the aberrant splicing of beta subunit transcripts.

PMID:
7946325
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk