Multiple genes for G protein-coupled receptors and their expression in lingual epithelia

Keiko Abe, Yuko Kusakabe, Kentaro Tanemura, Yasufumi Emori, Soichi Arai

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Abstract

Using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), we identified a gene family including more than 60 members which encoded similar G protein-coupled seven-transmembrane receptors. Sequence analyses of six representatives out of the 60 PCR clones showed that they had significant structural similarity to olfactory and optic receptors. Their expression is restricted in the surface of lingual epithelia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume316
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Feb 1

Keywords

  • G protein-coupled receptor
  • Lingual epithelium
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Taste receptor

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