Tissue- and species-specific expression of inhibitory guanine nucleotide-binding proteins. Cloning of a full-length complementary DNA from canine heart.
Three different isoforms of the inhibitory guanine nucleotide-binding protein alpha-subunit (Gi alpha) have been cloned. However, little information on the cardiac-specific expression of these isoforms is available. The deduced amino acid sequence of a full-length Gi alpha 2 complementary DNA from a canine ventricular library displays several unique residues compared with those from other species. In contrast to previously described complementary DNA clones for Gi alpha 2, this complementary DNA has a complete 3'-untranslated region with the expected consensus sequence for polyadenylation. Gi alpha 2 is the predominant isoform in the heart, and its message level of 14.7 +/- 4.9 pg/10 micrograms total ventricular RNA is about fourfold lower than that of the stimulatory guanine nucleotide-binding protein.
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