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Phox homology (PX) domains specifically bind to phosphoinositides, and this interaction is crucial for their cellular function. A full-length cDNA of human PX domain containing serine/threonine kinase gene (PXK) that we termed PXK_v1 had previously been cloned. PXK_v1 consists of a S_TKc domain (serine/threonine kinases, catalytic domain), but lacks several(More)
A novel human gene cDNA was successfully cloned from the human fetal brain cDNA library constructed by our lab, and this gene was termed PDLIM5 after acquiring the agreement of HUGO. BLASTX searching revealed that the hypothetical protein is a homolog of AD-associated neuronal thread protein (AD7c-NTP), which is over-expressed in Alzheimer disease (AD)(More)
Sideroflexin1 (Sfxn1), the prototype of a novel family of evolutionarily conserved proteins present in eukaryotes, has been found mutated in mice with siderocytic anemia. It is speculated that this protein facilitates the transport of a component required for iron utilization into mitochondrial. During the large-scale sequencing analysis of a human fetal(More)
Glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterase (GDPD) is a glycerol metabolizing enzyme that has been previously identified in Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Bacillus subtilis and Borrelia hermsii. It has been also reported that there is putative protein containing GDPD domain in Mus musculus, but not in Homo sapiens. SMART analysis showed that our(More)
As an atypical member of the Rab family, Rab24 has several attributes distinguishing this protein from the other members. Based on the yeast two-hybrid system, interaction between human RAB24 and two proteins, cyclophilin A (CyP-A) and gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor-associated protein (GABARAP), was detected and identified in COS-7 cells.(More)
From the human fetal brain cDNA library constructed by our lab, a novel variant cDNA of a human gene was successfully cloned and identified. Because the gene has been named N-acetylneuraminate pyruvate lyase (NPL), accordingly we term our splice variant NPL_v2. The cDNA of NPL_v2 has a full-length open reading frame (ORF) from the nucleotide position 320 to(More)
BTB/POZ domain is an evolutionarily conserved protein-protein interaction domain often found in developmentally regulated transcription factors. Previous studies have shown that many additional conserved motifs have been found in association with BTB/POZ domain, including kelch repeats, zinc finger domains, FYVE fingers and ankyrin repeats. Here we report a(More)
Two novel splice variants of CDK5RAP1, named CDK5RAP1_v3 and CDK5RAP1_v4, were isolated through the large-scale sequencing analysis of a human fetal brain cDNA library. The CDK5RAP1_v3 and CDK5RAP1_v4 cDNAs are 1923bp and 1792bp in length, respectively. Sequence analysis revealed that CDK5RAP1_v4 lacked 1 exon, which was present in CDK5RAP1_v3, with the(More)
Members of the large family of WD-repeat proteins are involved in diverse functions such as RNA-procession, signal transduction, vesicular trafficking, cytoskeletal assembly, and cell cycle control. By large-scale-sequencing analysis of a human fetal brain cDNA library, we isolated a novel human cDNA encoding a 7-WD40-repeat protein. This cDNA is 2004 bp in(More)
Glycosyltransferases constitute a large group of enzymes that are involved in a wide range of functions in all living organisms. By large–scale sequencing analysis of a human fetal brain cDNA library, we isolated a novel human putative glycosyltransferase gene named β3GnTL1. Its cDNA is 1372 base pair in length, encoding a predicted protein with 361 amino(More)