Molecular cloning and nucleotide sequences of cDNA clones of sheep and goat adrenocortical cytochromes P450scc (CYP11A1)

Eisaku Okuyama, Tomoko Okazaki, Aizo Furukawa, Ru Feng Wu, Yoshiyuki Ichikawa

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We isolated cDNA clones of the mRNAs for cytochromes P450scc (CYP11A1) from sheep and goat adrenocortices using the RT-PCR method. We determined the complete nucleotide sequences of the coding and 3′-flanking regions of these cDNA clones. The results confirmed the amino terminal sequence of the sheep cytochrome P450scc reported previously [Miyatake et al., Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1215, 176-182 (1994)]. On the basis of comparison of the deduced amino acid sequences of various animals and rainbow trout cytochromes P450scc, and other mitochondrial cytochrome P450 isozymes, we discussed the substrate-associated and adreno-ferredoxin-binding region of cytochrome P450scc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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