Cloning and mRNA tissue distribution of rabbit cholesteryl ester transfer protein.

@article{Nagashima1988CloningAM,
  title={Cloning and mRNA tissue distribution of rabbit cholesteryl ester transfer protein.},
  author={Mami Nagashima and J W Mclean and Richard M. Lawn},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  year={1988},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={1643-9}
}
The amino acid sequence of rabbit cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) has been obtained from cloned cDNA and genomic sequences. The 496 amino acid rabbit CETP has an overall sequence homology of 81% compared to the 476 amino acid human CETP, with two-thirds of the amino acid substitutions being conservative. Like human CETP, rabbit CETP is extremely hydrophobic, which is consistent with its function in the transfer of neutral lipids. The data implies extensive structural similarity… CONTINUE READING