Complementary DNAs homologous to a rat 42-kDa choline/ethanolamine kinase [C. Aoyama et al., Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1390 (1998) 1-7] and to a 50-kDa choline kinase [T. Uchida and S. Yamashita, J. Biol. Chem. 267 (1992) 10156-10162] were isolated from a 17-day post coitum mouse embryo cDNA library and their sequences were compared with the two murine species, respectively. The nucleotide sequence homology (within the coding sequence) between mouse and rat 50-kDa choline kinases (96.0%) was considerably higher than that between their 42-kDa choline/ethanolamine kinases (92.4%). Northern blot and RT-PCR studies on several rat tissues demonstrated that both isozymes are expressed ubiquitously with the highest level in testis. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 31 1998|
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