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Cloning of a rat-specific long PCP4/PEP19 isoform

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We report the identification of a cDNA that encodes a putative protein of 94 amino acids and expected molecular weight of 10.7 kDa, the C-terminal half of which is identical to that of PEP19, a small, brain-specific protein involved in Ca++/calmodulin signaling. The novel rat-specific protein, tentatively named long PEP19 isoform (LPI), is the product of alternative splicing of the rat PCP4 gene encoding PEP19. We found that antibodies raised against the first 13 N-terminal amino acids of LPI, not present in PEP19, recognize a protein enriched in the developing rat brain.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Dipartimento di Scienze Biochimiche, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Publication date: March 1, 2007

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