Journal article

Cloning and expression analysis of the sheep ceruloplasmin cDNA

PJ Lockhart, JFB Mercer

GENE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1999


The cDNA encoding sheep ceruloplasmin (sCP) was isolated from a sheep liver cDNA library. The cDNA contig was 3530 nucleotides in length and encoded a protein of 1048 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence showed a high degree of conservation (87%) when compared to the human ceruloplasmin (hCP) sequence. Northern blot analysis of sheep tissue revealed that the sheep ceruloplasmin gene (sCP) was expressed primarily in the liver, but low levels of mRNA were detected in the hypothalamus, spleen and uterus. No sCP mRNA was detected in the cortex, heart, intestine or kidney. Expression was not significantly affected by hepatic copper content. Northern blot analysis of sheep liver during dev..

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