Journal article

Gene structure, multiple alternative splicing, and expression in gonads of zebrafish Dmrt1

YQ Guo, HH Cheng, X Huang, S Gao, HS Yu, RJ Zhou

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2005

Abstract

Many basic cellular processes are shared across vast phylogenetic distances, whereas sex-determining mechanisms are highly variable between phyla although the existence of two sexes is nearly universal in the animal kingdom. The only molecular similarity in sex determination found so far between phyla is among the fly doublesex, worm mab-3, and vertebrate Dmrt1/DMY, which contain a zinc-finger-like DNA-binding motif, DM domain. Here we report that three isoforms of the zebrafish Dmrt1 were generated in gonads by multiple alternative splicing, which encoded predicted proteins with 267, 246, and 132 amino acids, respectively. By cDNA cloning and genomic structure analysis, we found that there ..

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