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Cloning of Rat MLH1 and Expression Analysis of MSH2, MSH3, MSH6, and MLH1 during Spermatogenesis

Vani, Geeta R and Varghese, CM and Rao, MRS (1999) Cloning of Rat MLH1 and Expression Analysis of MSH2, MSH3, MSH6, and MLH1 during Spermatogenesis. In: Genomics, 62 (3). pp. 460-467.

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The mismatch repair system has been highly conserved in various species. In eukaryotic cells, the Mut S and Mut L homologues play crucial roles in both DNA mismatch repair and meiotic recombination. A full-length rat cDNA clone for rat MLH1 has been constructed using the RT-PCR method. The cDNA has an open reading frame of 2274 nucleotides for a protein of 757 amino acids. We have also obtained partial cDNA clones for MSH3 and MSH6. Northern blot analysis of rat MLH1, MSH2, MSH3, and MSH6 in the testes of rats of different ages showed differential expression of these genes as a function of developmental maturation of the testes. The expression analysis suggests that MSH3 may have a more predominant role in the meiotic recombination process.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Genomics
Publisher: Academic Press
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Academic Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11996

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