Animal Cytogenetics and Comparative Mapping
The mouse Arhgef6 gene: cDNA sequence, expression analysis, and chromosome assignmentKutsche K. · Gal A.
Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany)
Do you have an account?
- Rent for 48h to view
- Buy Cloud Access for unlimited viewing via different devices
- Synchronizing in the ReadCube Cloud
- Printing and saving restrictions apply
Rental: USD 8.50
Cloud: USD 20.00
Mutations in ARHGEF6, encoding a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Rho GTPases, have been shown to cause X-chromosomal non-specific mental retardation (MRX) in human. Here we report the identification and characterization of the orthologous mouse gene, Arhgef6. The gene transcript of approximately 4.4 kb is present in various mouse tissues indicating ubiquitous expression as found for human ARHGEF6. The open reading frame encodes a polypeptide of 771 amino acids with high homology to human ARHGEF6. The structural motifs of both proteins are conserved including an N-terminal CH domain, followed by an SH3 domain, and a tandem organization of the DH and PH domains. Analysis of the temporal expression pattern revealed that Arhgef6 is strongly expressed in the very early embryo and somewhat less in later stages. A genomic cosmid clone containing Arhgef6 exons 1 and 2 has been isolated and used for mapping the gene on the mouse X chromosome.
© 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Article / Publication Details
Copyright / Drug Dosage / DisclaimerCopyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher or, in the case of photocopying, direct payment of a specified fee to the Copyright Clearance Center.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.