Cloning of cDNA and amino acid sequence of a cytokeratin expressed in oocytes of Xenopus laevis.

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Using a cDNA clone from the ovary of the frog, Xenopus laevis, we have identified the mRNA and determined the complete amino acid sequence of a major cytoskeletal protein expressed in the oocyte. A comparison with other cytoskeletal proteins of Xenopus and mammals identifies this polypeptide Mr 55,700 as a nonepidermal kind of cytokeratin of the basic (type… (More)

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