Cloning of Xenopus presenilin-alpha and -beta cDNAs and their differential expression in oogenesis and embryogenesis.


Human presenilin (ps)-1 and -2 genes have recently been shown to be involved in genesis of early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease. By probing with human (H-) ps-1 cDNA, we isolated two types of cDNA clones, named X-ps-alpha and -beta, from a Xenopus brain cDNA library. The encoded proteins, X-PS-alpha and -beta, may correspond to H-PS-1 and -2 with 89.4… (More)