Molecular cloning of Chinese hamster metallothionein II gene and its 5' flanking region

S. H. Hung, C. W. Yu, T. M. Chou, P. C. Huang, L. Y. Lin

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Abstract

A genomic DNA clone containing Chinese hamster metallothionein II (MTII) gene and its 5' flanking region was isolated from Cd resistant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. DNA sequence analysis showed that there are three exons and two introns in the structure of the MTII gene. Further characterization of the 5' flanking region reveals the possible transcription initiation site, metal responsive element and basal-level enhancer sequence. Putatively, this is the promoter region of CHO MTII gene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Gene Structure and Expression
Volume1090
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 23 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chinese hamster ovary cell
  • Genomic structure
  • Metallothionein II
  • Promoter sequence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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