Structures of genes encoding TATA box-binding proteins from trimeresurus gramineus and t. flavoviridis snakes

Kin ichi Nakashima, Ikuo Nobuhisa, Masanobu Deshimaru, Tomohisa Ogawa, Yasuyuki Shimohigashi, Yasuyuki Fukumaki, Masahira Hattori, Yoshiyuki Sakaki, Shosaku Hattori, Motonori Ohno

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Abstract

A cDNA encoding the Trimeresurus gramineus (Tg; green habu snake) TATA-box-binding protein (TgTBP) was cloned and sequenced. The cDNA encodes a 33-kDa protein with an extensive sequence similarity to those derived from other organisms, except for the N-terminal domain. Genes encoding TgTBP and Trimeresurus flavoviridis (Tf; habu snake) TBP (TgTBP) were isolated using a TgTBP cDNA and their nt sequences were determined. They are the first TBP genes entirely sequenced in higher animals. Both genes span over 15 kb and are constructed from eight exons and seven introns. Comparison of the loci of introns on the aligned amino-acid sequences of TBP from six organisms (Tg, Tf, mouse, Arabidopsis thaliana, Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Acanthamoeba castellanii) indicated that there are three highly conserved loci in the C-terminal domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalGene
Volume152
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 23 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics

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    Nakashima, K. I., Nobuhisa, I., Deshimaru, M., Ogawa, T., Shimohigashi, Y., Fukumaki, Y., Hattori, M., Sakaki, Y., Hattori, S., & Ohno, M. (1995). Structures of genes encoding TATA box-binding proteins from trimeresurus gramineus and t. flavoviridis snakes. Gene, 152(2), 209-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/0378-1119(94)00681-H