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The cDNAs of two types of fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) present in human kidney, previously described as types A and B, were isolated using reverse transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) with human kidney mRNA and various sets of primers. The cDNA fragments were cloned and sequenced. Renal FABP type A and B cDNAs appeared to be completely identical to human liver-(More)
Two types of fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) were isolated from human kidney by gel filtration and ion-exchange chromatography. Northern-blot analysis showed the presence of two FABP transcripts in total kidney RNA, hybridizing with cDNA of human liver and muscle FABP respectively. Characterisation based on molecular mass, isoelectric point, fluorescence(More)
Human liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) has been efficiently expressed in Escherichia coli. The cDNA encoding human liver FABP was under the control of T7 RNA polymerase promoter in the expression vector pET-3b. Expression required overnight induction with isopropyl beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside in the presence of the bacterial RNA polymerase(More)
This overview of recent work on FABP types is focussed on their detection and expression in various tissues, their cellular and subcellular distribution and their binding properties. Besides the 3 well-known liver, heart and intestinal types, new types as the adipose tissue, myelin and (rat) renal FABPs have been described. Recent observations suggest the(More)
We report the generation of mice with an intact and functional copy of the 2.3-megabase human dystrophin gene (hDMD), the largest functional stretch of human DNA thus far integrated into a mouse chromosome. Yeast spheroplasts containing an artificial chromosome with the full-length hDMD gene were fused with mouse embryonic stem cells and were subsequently(More)