Cloning and characterization of the rabbit POU5F1 gene.

The product of the POUSF1 gene, Oct4, plays an important role both in embryonic development and in the self-renewal and differentiation of totipotent cells. To understand the function of Oct4 in rabbit ES cells, we cloned and sequenced the rabbit POU5F1 gene, as well as the cDNA encoded by the gene. The Oct4 cDNA contains a 1083 bp ORF encoding a 360 aa… CONTINUE READING