Multiple PolK (POLK) transcripts in mammalian testis

Caixia Guo, Tianshu Gao, Nils Confer, Susana Velasco-Miguel, Errol C. Friedberg

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Abstract

The Y-family of DNA polymerases are capable of translesion synthesis both in vitro and in vivo. The mouse/human gene (Polκ/POLK) that encodes the Y-family member Polk is highly expressed in mouse/human testis. Using RT-PCR to amplify the coding sequence of the PolK gene, 11 forms of mouse PolK and 5 forms of human POLK transcripts were identified from testis. This phenomenon is apparently specific to PolK since several other specialized DNA polymerases capable of TLS do not express functional alternative transcripts in the testis. The multiple mouse/human (PolK/POLK) transcripts may encode multiple Polκ isoforms in testis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalDNA Repair
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2005

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DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
Testis
Genes
Protein Isoforms
pol Genes
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Keywords

  • Mice
  • P0LK
  • Polκ
  • PolK
  • Protein isoforms
  • Testis
  • Transcript

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  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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Multiple PolK (POLK) transcripts in mammalian testis. / Guo, Caixia; Gao, Tianshu; Confer, Nils; Velasco-Miguel, Susana; Friedberg, Errol C.

In: DNA Repair, Vol. 4, No. 3, 02.03.2005, p. 397-402.

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Guo, C, Gao, T, Confer, N, Velasco-Miguel, S & Friedberg, EC 2005, 'Multiple PolK (POLK) transcripts in mammalian testis', DNA Repair, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 397-402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dnarep.2004.10.006
Guo, Caixia ; Gao, Tianshu ; Confer, Nils ; Velasco-Miguel, Susana ; Friedberg, Errol C. / Multiple PolK (POLK) transcripts in mammalian testis. In: DNA Repair. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 397-402.
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