Cloning and Expression of a Novel Retinoblastoma Binding Protein cDNA, RBBP10
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A 2860-bp cDNA was isolated from a human fetal brain cDNA library by high throughput cDNA sequencing, which encodes a putative protein with 186 amino acids. The putative protein shares 90.7% identity with rat pBOG (3403163) and shares 93.4% identity with human RBBP9 (NPA conserved RB binding domain, L × C × E, located between residue 63 and 68 was recognized. Therefore, it was named RBBP10. Mapviewer analysis locates it on human chromosome 20q11.22. RBBP10 spans about 9.6 kb of the genome and consists of six exons and five introns. RT-PCR revealed that the gene was expressed widely in various human tissues, and the expression level is somewhat higher in tumor tissues than in normal tissues. But subsequent sequencing analysis did not found any mutation of this in tumor tissues. The COS 7 cell transfected with the ORF of RBBP10 showed that the protein was distributed both in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus. Our results suggest that RBBP10 is the orthologue of the rat BOG gene (AF025819) and a paralogue of human RBBP9 (AF039564).
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