RRC ID 30901
Author Kawakami K, Ohto H, Takizawa T, Saito T.
Title Identification and expression of six family genes in mouse retina.
Journal FEBS Lett
Abstract We identified five cDNA clones of the Six gene family which are expressed in retina. They are Six2, Six3 alpha and Six3 beta (which are derived from alternative splicing forms), Six5, and AREC3/Six4. All of these Six family genes possess extensive sequence similarity among each other in the so-homologous region (Six domain and homeodomain) but differ greatly in structure in some other regions. The amino acid sequence similarity of the so-homologous region to the previously identified AREC3/Six4 is 70.1% for Six2, 57.3% for Six3 alpha and Six3 beta, and 70.3% for Six5. The expression of these genes was observed in inner and outer nuclear layer, ganglion cell layer, and pigment epithelium of mouse retina by in situ hybridization. The so-homologous region of each Six family protein has specific DNA binding activity. Six5 and Six2 bind to the same sequence as does AREC3/Six4, while Six3 does not. These observations suggest that some of the Six family genes can regulate the same target genes.
Volume 393(2-3)
Pages 259-63
Published 1996-9-16
DOI 10.1016/0014-5793(96)00899-x
PII 0014-5793(96)00899-X
PMID 8814301
MeSH Amino Acid Sequence Animals Base Sequence Cloning, Molecular DNA, Complementary Drosophila Eye Proteins / biosynthesis* Eye Proteins / chemistry Eye Proteins / genetics Gene Expression* Gene Library Genes, Homeobox* HeLa Cells Homeodomain Proteins / biosynthesis* Homeodomain Proteins / chemistry Homeodomain Proteins / genetics Humans Mice Mice, Inbred BALB C Molecular Sequence Data Multigene Family* Oligonucleotide Probes Phylogeny Retina / metabolism* Sequence Homology, Amino Acid Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid Trans-Activators / biosynthesis
IF 3.057
Times Cited 114
DNA material Six2 (RDB01771) Six3 alpha (RDB01772) Six3 beta (RDB01773) Six5 (RDB01777)