Cloning of cDNA and analysis of the gene for mouse angiotensin II type 2 receptor.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A cDNA clone encoding the mouse angiotensin receptor subtype 2 (AT2 receptor) was isolated from a mouse fetal cDNA library. Mouse AT2 receptor full-length cDNA contains a 1089-base-pair open reading frame which encodes a protein of 363 amino acid residues. Hydropathy analysis reveals seven putative transmembrane domains. Specific binding of [125I]CGP42112A was demonstrated in membranes of COS-7 cells transfected with the cDNA. Scatchard analysis and ligand displacement profile were typical of the AT2 receptor. Northern blot and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analyses demonstrated that AT2 receptor mRNA was expressed abundantly in fetus and in a lesser amount in adult brain. Analysis of the mouse AT2 receptor gene reveals that the mouse AT2 receptor locus exists as a single copy in the genome, and that the gene does not contain introns in the coding region.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nakajima, M; Mukoyama, M; Pratt, RE; Horiuchi, M; Dzau, VJ

Published Date

  • December 15, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 197 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 393 - 399

PubMed ID

  • 8267573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-291X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/bbrc.1993.2492


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States