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Meis2, a novel mouse Pbx-related homeobox gene induced by retinoic acid during differentiation of P19 embryonal carcinoma cells

M OuladAbdelghani, C Chazaud, P Bouillet, V Sapin, P Chambon, P Dolle



We report the cDNA cloning, partial genomic organization, and expression pattern of Stra10, a novel retinoic acid-inducible gene in P19 embryonal carcinoma cells. Four murine cDNA isoforms have been isolated, which are likely to result from alternative splicing. The predicted protein sequences exhibit approximately 85% identity with the Pbx-related Meis1 homeobox gene products, which are involved in myeloid leukemia in BXH-2 mice, and one of the Stra10 isoforms corresponds to the recently published Meis2 sequence (Nakamura et al. [1996] Oncogene 13:2235-2242). The Meis2 homeodomain is identical to that of Meis1, and is most closely related to those of the Pbx/TGIF homeobox gene products. By ..

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