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Ghosh, S. and Singh, A.K. and Aruna, B. and Mukhopadhyay, Sangita and Ehtesham, N.Z. (2003) The genomic organization of mouse resistin reveals major differences from the human resistin: functional implications. Gene, 305 (1). pp. 27-34. ISSN 0378-1119

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The resistin gene is a potential candidate for the etiology of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and has been implicated as the molecular link between type 2 diabetes and obesity. Unlike the mouse resistin, expression of the human resistin appears to be regulated differently. We report comparative analyses of the mouse and human genomic fragments encoding the resistin gene. At the amino acid level the two proteins exhibit 59% identity. While at the mRNA level the human resistin shows 64.4% sequence identity with its mouse counterpart, the mouse resistin genomic sequence displays only 46.7% sequence identity with the human resistin and is almost three times bigger than the human resistin. The intronic sequences per se displayed the least identities (28.7%), however the intron boundaries were highly conserved between human and mouse. The mouse resistin carries a very large intron in the 3' UTR, which has a number of regulatory sequences possibly involved in differential gene expression. Of particular significance is the presence of a PPAR/RXR heterodimer binding site within intron X (IntX-PPRE) which may possibly confer TZD responsiveness. Oligonucleotides carrying the authentic PPAR/RXR binding element (Aco-PPRE) as well as IntX-PPRE specifically bound factors (PPAR/RXR heterodimers) present in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocyte cells in an electrophoretic mobility shift assay. IntX-PPRE oligonucleotide modulated the expression of the luciferase reporter gene in transient transfection assays using 3T3-L1 cells.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Dr P Divakar
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 06:14
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 06:14
URI: http://cdfd.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/176

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