Alternate exon in the 5'-untranslated region of the human ACTH receptor gene.

The human ACTH receptor (ACTH-R) gene consists of two exons; the first encodes the 5'-untranslated region (UTR) and the second encodes part of the 5'-UTR, the entire coding region, and the whole of the 3'-UTR. While investigating the transcription initiation site of the human ACTH-R gene by 5'-rapid amplification of cDNA ends, we found a 157-bp alternate… CONTINUE READING