Structure and chromosomal localization of the mouse oncomodulin gene

@article{Staubli2004StructureAC,
  title={Structure and chromosomal localization of the mouse oncomodulin gene},
  author={Frank Staubli and A. U. Klein and J{\"u}rg Rentsch and H. Hameister and Martin W. Berchtold},
  journal={Mammalian Genome},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={769-777}
}
The rat gene encoding oncomodulin (OM), a small calcium-binding protein, is under the control of a solo LTR derived from an endogenous intracisternal A-particle. The latter sequence is the only OM promoter analyzed so far. In order to study cell-type-specific OM expression in a species lacking LTR sequences in the OM locus, we initially synthesized an OM cDNA from mouse placenta. By sequencing, we found a 137-bp-long 5′ leader region that differed markedly from its rat counterpart but had high… 
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