Cloning of cDNA and expression of the gene encoding rat presenilin-2.

We have cloned the rat homologue of the presenilin-2 (PS-2) cDNA. PS-2 is responsible for chromosome 1-linked familial Alzheimer's disease. Sequence analysis predicted that the rat PS-2 encodes a 448 amino acid (aa) protein, and there was a very high degree of amino acid identity between rat and human PS-2 (95%). All the mutated codons in PS-2 and PS-1 in… (More)