Characterization of the Fugu rubripes NLK and FN5 genes flanking the NF1 (Neurofibromatosis type 1) gene in the 5' direction and mapping of the human counterparts.

@article{KehrerSawatzki2000CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the Fugu rubripes NLK and FN5 genes flanking the NF1 (Neurofibromatosis type 1) gene in the 5' direction and mapping of the human counterparts.},
  author={Hildegard Kehrer-Sawatzki and E Moschgath and Christl M. Maier and Eric Legius and Greg Elgar and Winfrid Krone},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2000},
  volume={251 1},
  pages={63-71}
}
To complete the analysis of the Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene region in Fugu rubripes, we characterized the upstream flanking region of the NF1 gene and identified the FN5 (flanking the Fugu NF1 gene in 5' direction) gene and the NLK (Nemo-like kinase) gene as its flanking genes. The FN5 gene spans 3807bp and encompasses four exons, three of which belong to the expanded 5' UTR. Only 11% of the FN5 transcript is protein-coding. The function of the FN5 protein spanning 59 amino acids is… CONTINUE READING