Cloning and expression of a major rat lens membrane protein, MP20.

  title={Cloning and expression of a major rat lens membrane protein, MP20.},
  author={Nalin M. Kumar and Lisa J. Jarvis and E Tenbroek and Charles Francis Louis},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  volume={56 1},
The lens contains a major membrane protein with an apparent molecular weight of 18 kDa and which has been referred to as MP18 [Louis et al. (1989). J. Biol. Chem. 264, 19967-73]. We have cloned a rat MP20 cDNA that appears to be identical to this previously described protein based on sequence homology. The predicted protein sequence has characteristics typical of an integral membrane protein and a molecular mass of 19637. The transcripts for MP20 appear to be lens specific as indicated by RNA… CONTINUE READING
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