γ-Crystallin genes in carp: cloning and characterization

Tschining Chang, Ching Lung Lin, Peng Hui Chen, Wen Chang Chang

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Abstract

The carp γ-crystallin gene family was found to be composed of at least three members: γm1, γm2 and γm3. The encoded products are very similar to other known γ-crystallins but with their own peculiarities: (1) they all have a high methionine content: 12.4%, 14% and 8.4% in γm1, γm2 and γm3, respectively; and (2) the amino acid sequences are aberrant in the region before connecting peptides and its corresponding region in motif 4. Their protein structures might remain the same as those of other γ-crystallins since they retain all the conserved amino acid residues essential for maintaining the loops in the protein structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalBBA - Gene Structure and Expression
Volume1090
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 8 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • (C. carpio)
  • Amino acid sequence
  • Gene structure
  • γ-Crystallin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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