GABARAP and gec1/GABARAPL1 genes encode very similar proteins belonging to a new microtubule-associated protein (MAP) family. These proteins could participate in a complex clustering, targeting and/or degrading the GABA A receptors on post-synaptic membrane of neurons. Using specific cDNA probes, we investigated the differential expression of both genes in 76 human tissues. Against all odds, gec1/GABARAPL1 was more expressed than GABARAP in the central nervous system (CNS), while GABARAP was more expressed in endocrine glands.
- Central nervous system
- Gene expression
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience