Structure of the mouse peroxisome proliferator activated receptor α gene

K. L. Gearing, A. Crickmore, J. Gustafsson

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We have isolated and characterised genomic clones spanning the mouse peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha gene (PPARα). The gene contains eight exons spanning at least 30 kilobases. The DNA binding domain of PPARa consists of two exons, each encoding one of the zinc fingers. Three exons encode the ligand binding domain and 3' untranslated regions of PPARα. There are two 5' untranslated exons and one exon encoding the N-terminal domain. The 5' flanking region is GC rich and contains several putative SP1 binding sites. The structure of the PPARα gene is unique but shares similar features with related members of the nuclear hormone receptor family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 28 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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