Isolation of the rat F1-ATPase inhibitor gene and and its pseudogenes

Derina S. Samuel, John M. Belote, Samuel H.P. Chan

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Multiple mitochondrial ATPase inhibitor genes have been identified in the rat genome. The sequences of two genomic clones indicate that one encodes the functional gene, and the other is a processed pseudogene. The ATPase inhibitor gene isolated is about 1.5 kb long and the coding region contains three exons and two introns. The presence of multiple pseudogenes in the rat is suggested by this study and this is unique since in the bovine genome only a single gene has been found, which is also confirmed here. The presence of multiple inhibitor transcripts in the rat suggests that the functional gene might have multiple transcriptional start sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalBBA - Bioenergetics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1995


  • (Rat)
  • ATPase, F-, inhibitor
  • DNA sequence
  • Pseudogene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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