Journal article

The nucleotide sequence and evolution of ovine MHC class II B genes: DQB and DRB.

PC Scott, JF Maddox, KJ Gogolin-Ewens, MR Brandon

Immunogenetics | Published : 1991


The nucleotide sequences of one Ovar-DQB gene, excluding exon 1 and parts of the introns, and one Ovar-DRB pseudogene are presented. The structure of the Ovar-DQB gene is typical of a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II B gene and demonstrates considerable sequence similarity with that of humans including such characteristics as the less common polyadenylation signal, ATTAAA. The ovine sequence has a typical 5' acceptor splice signal for exon 5, thus potentially encoding a full length cytoplasmic tail. The Ovar-DRB gene identified in this study was found to be a pseudogene, lacking a defined exon 2 and containing premature termination codons in both exons 3 and 4. The 3' donor sp..

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