Structure, chromosome mapping and expression of the murine Fgf-6 gene

O. De Lapeyriere, O. Rosnet, D. Benharroch, F. Raybaud, S. Marchetto, J. Planche, F. Galland, M. G. Mattei, Neal G. Copeland, Nancy A. Jenkins, F. Coulier, D. Birnbaum

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The sixth member of the fibroblast growth factor gene family was cloned and analysed in the mouse. It is composed of three coding exons and encodes a putative growth protein of 198 amino acids, possessing a potential signal peptide, and presenting 79% and 93.5% sequence similarity with the mouse Hst/K-fgf and human FGF-6 genes products, respectively. The murine Fgf-6 gene is located in a region distinct from the Int-41 locus and belongs to a linkage group conserved between chromosome 12 in man and chromosome 6 in mouse. It presents an intrinsic oncogenic capacity since it is able to transform cultured fibroblasts. Fgf-6 mRNA levels are developmentally regulated with a peak of expression in the developing fetus at day 15.5 of gestation, moderate levels during late gestation and in the neonate. In the adult, Fgf-6 mRNA can be detected in testis, heart and skeletal muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-831
Number of pages9
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 27 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research

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