Characterization of two whey protein genes in the Australian dasyurid marsupial, the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura).

@article{Leo2006CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of two whey protein genes in the Australian dasyurid marsupial, the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura).},
  author={Alison A De Leo and Caroline Lef{\'e}vre and Denijal Topcic and Elizabeth C Pharo and Jian Fei Cheng and P. F. Frappell and Michael Westerman and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves and Kevin R. Nicholas},
  journal={Cytogenetic and genome research},
  year={2006},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={
          62-9
        }
}
We report the first isolation and sequencing of genomic BAC clones containing the marsupial milk protein genes Whey Acidic Protein (WAP) and Early Lactation Protein (ELP). The stripe-faced dunnart WAPgene sequence contained five exons, the middle three of which code for the WAPmotifs and four disulphide core domains which characterize WAP. The dunnart ELPgene sequence contained three exons encoding a protein with a Kunitz motif common to serine protease inhibitors. Fluorescence in situ… CONTINUE READING
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