Organization of rat uricase chromosomal gene differs greatly from that of the corresponding plant gene

Kiyoto Motojima, Sataro Goto

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The rat chromosomal gene for uricase was cloned. The gene spans more than 20 kilobases and the coding region is divided into 8 exons by 7 introns. The organization of the rat uricase gene is so greatly different from that of the soybean gene that the difference may not have been caused only by the removal of some ancestral introns during the period of widely separated evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalFEBS letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 7 1990



  • Chromosomal gene
  • Gene organization
  • Nucleotide sequence
  • Urate oxidase
  • Uricase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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