Cloning and characterization of the mouse PIG-A gene.

Currently there is no experimental animal model for studying paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), an acquired hemolytic anemia linked to mutations of the PIG-A gene. In this study, we cloned and characterized the mouse PIG-A gene. Sequencing of mouse PIG-A cDNA showed that it encodes a 485 amino acid-long protein. Northern hybridizations identified a… CONTINUE READING