Isolation and characterization of the mouse (Mus musculus) somatostatin receptor type-4-encoding gene (mSSTR4).


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We have isolated and sequenced the mouse somatostatin receptor subtype-4-encoding gene (mSSTR4). The mSSTR4 gene encodes 384 amino acids (aa). The deduced mouse SSTR4 has 95 and 89% aa identity with the deduced rat and human SSTR4, respectively, while it has lower aa identity with the other mouse subtypes (mSSTR1, 60%; mSSTR2, 47%; mSSTR3, 42%). Using an RT-PCR technique, we show that the mSSTR4 gene is expressed in brain, but not in liver, heart, spleen or kidney of the adult mouse.

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Cited Authors

  • Schwabe, W; Brennan, MB; Hochgeschwender, U

Published Date

  • February 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 168 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 233 - 235

PubMed ID

  • 8654950

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8654950

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0038

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-1119

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0378-1119(95)00748-2


  • eng