Isolation of a cDNA encoding a novel member of the transglutaminase gene family from human keratinocytes. Detection and identification of transglutaminase gene products based on reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction with degenerate primers.

@article{Aeschlimann1998IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a cDNA encoding a novel member of the transglutaminase gene family from human keratinocytes. Detection and identification of transglutaminase gene products based on reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction with degenerate primers.},
  author={Daniel Aeschlimann and Mary Kay Koeller and B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann and Deane F Mosher},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={273 6},
  pages={3452-60}
}
We developed a method using a single set of degenerate oligonucleotide primers for amplification of the conserved active site of transglutaminases by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and identification of the PCR products by cleavage with diagnostic restriction enzymes. We demonstrate amplification of tissue transglutaminase (TGC), keratinocyte transglutaminase (TGK), prostate transglutaminase (TGP), the a-subunit of factor XIII, and band 4.2 protein from different human… CONTINUE READING