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Hum Genet. 1998 Dec;103(6):674-80.

A transcript map of an 800-kb region on human chromosome 11q13, part of the candidate region for SCA5 and BBS1.

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Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.


The exon-amplification method was used to identify putative transcribed sequences from an 800-kb region that includes the genes for phospholipase Cbeta3 and PYGM on human chromosome 11q13. The clone contig consisted of ten cosmids, three bacterial artificial chromosomes, and one P1 artificial chromosome. A total of 83 exons were generated of which 23 were derived from known genes and expressed sequence tags (ESTs). Five different EST cDNA clones were identified and mapped on the contig. One is a homolog of the human p70S6 kinase (p70s6 k) gene whose function involves the translational regulation of ribosomal protein synthesis and thereby impacts on ribosomal biogenesis. The gene for p70s6 k is expressed universally, including within adipose cells and retina, and it could play a role in Bardet-Biedl syndrome type 1, which has been mapped to 11q13.

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