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Prostatic spermine-binding protein. Cloning and nucleotide sequence of cDNA, amino acid sequence, and androgenic control of mRNA level.

Authors: Chang, CS  Saltzman, AG  Hiipakka, RA  Huang, IY  Liao, SS 
Citation: Chang CS, etal., J Biol Chem 1987 Feb 25;262(6):2826-31.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:3818623

cDNA for mRNA of an androgen-dependent spermine-binding protein (SBP) of rat ventral prostate was cloned by inserting cDNA into a dG-tailed expression vector, pUC8, and screening the expression library with anti-SBP antibodies. Hybrid-selected translation using plasmid DNA from positive clones yielded a 34-kDa protein which was immunoprecipitated by affinity-purified anti-SBP antibodies. SBP mRNA is about 1260 bases long as measured by Northern blot hybridization. An amino acid sequence deduced from the nucleotide sequence of the cDNA was identical to an amino acid sequence found in SBP. SBP is extremely rich in acidic residues. Aspartic and glutamic acids, which make up about 33% of the total sequence, comprise 89 of a stretch of 126 amino acids at the carboxyl-terminal end. By dot hybridization analysis, SBP mRNA was not detected in rat liver, kidney, brain, submaxillary gland, or uterus. The prostate levels of SBP mRNA were measured by mRNA translation and dot hybridization. SBP mRNA level decreased to less than 20% of normal 2 days after castration of rats, and this decrease was reversed by 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone injection into castrated rats.


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CRRD ID: 69974
Created: 2002-01-11
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2002-01-11
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