Isolation and sequence of a cDNA encoding mouse IMP dehydrogenase.


Inosinic acid (IMP) dehydrogenase (IMPD) catalyzes the conversion of IMP to XMP as the first committed step in GMP biosynthesis de novo. We have isolated a cDNA containing the complete coding region of mouse IMPD by its ability to complement a bacterial mutant lacking IMPD activity. Two independent cDNA clones were isolated by complementation, of which the… (More)