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Gene. 1989 Jul 15;79(2):355-60.

Cloning, expression and sequence homologies of cDNA for human gamma enolase.

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  • 1Istituto di Biologia dello Sviluppo (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), Palermo, Italy.


The nucleotide sequence of the human gamma-enolase mRNA was determined from recombinant cDNA clones. The sequence spans 2273 bp and includes the complete coding region of 1299 bp, a 5'-noncoding region of 74 bp and a 897-bp-long 3'-noncoding region containing a variant polyadenylation signal (ATTAAA). The deduced amino acid (aa) sequence is 433 aa long and shows a 97% similarity with rat gamma-enolase. Both the 5'- and 3'-untranslated regions are similar (82% and 68%, respectively) to the analogous regions of the rat gamma-enolase gene, suggesting that a strong selective pressure operates on noncoding segments of gamma-enolase mRNAs. The size of the gamma-enolase mRNA expressed in human brain is 2.4 kb. A crosshybridizing 1.5-kb message is detected in human skeletal muscle which may be derived from the beta-enolase-coding gene.

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