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標題: Identification of mouse mslp2 gene from EST databases by repeated searching, comparison, and assembling
作者: Chan, W.L.
Chang, J.G.
Chen, Y.F.
Chan, Y.K.
Chu, Y.P.
關鍵字: bioinformaties;mslp2;NPHS2;EST;BLAST;in-silico;nephrotic syndrome;amplification;proteins
Project: Computers in Biology and Medicine
期刊/報告no:: Computers in Biology and Medicine, Volume 36, Issue 1, Page(s) 101-108.
The NPHS2 gene is expressed in podocytes and encodes the integral membrane protein called podocin, which is believed to play an important role in the renal function of glomerular filtration. Mutations in this gene can cause serious renal function disorders. In this study, we used data-mining techniques and bioinformatic tools to search for the mouse ortholog of the NPHS2-related gene. It might be valuable for future studies of renal diseases. We employed repeated cycles of searching, comparison, and assembling to extend the assembled EST sequences. The discovered gene sequence mslp2, an ortholog of the human SLP2 gene, was found to have a total length of 1253 bp with the amino acid coding region located in 32-1093 nt. It was further verified using the RT-PCR and RACE techniques to ensure its biological accuracy and then registered with the GenBank. When ClustalW was used for comparing the mslp2 and human SLP2 genes for similarities, the similarities were as high as 88% for nucleotide and 92% for amino acid sequences. In conclusion, we propose a method for rapid identification of the mouse ortholog gene from the human genome. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0010-4825
DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2004.12.001
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