Worm Breeder's Gazette 12(1): 38 (September 1, 1991)

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A second transporter gene downstream of unc-22

Chris Fields

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Section of Receptor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

The unc-22 cosmid appears to contain a gene encoding a protein with significant similarity to a mammalian GABA transporter. An alignment of the predicted protein sequence with that of the rat GABA transporter (PIR accession # A35918 )is shown below. The predicted gene is on the same strand as unc-22 .Its initiator ATG is at position 46268 in the unc-22 sequence obtained by Guy Benian and colleagues, 4 kb downstream of the polyadenylation site of unc-22 ,and roughly 2 kb downstream of the start of the glucose-transporter gene predicted to be on the opposite strand from unc-22 (WBG, September 1990). We will attempt to amplify and sequence a cDNA from this gene using primers specific for the predicted exons.

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Figure 1