Small N-terminal deletion by splicing in cerebellar alpha 6 subunit abolishes GABAA receptor function.


Sequence variation was found in cDNA coding for the extracellular domain of the rat gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor alpha 6 subunit. About 20% of polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-amplified alpha 6 cDNA prepared from rat cerebellar mRNA lacked nucleotides 226-255 as estimated by counting single-stranded phage plaques hybridized specifically to… (More)