G2Cdb::Gene report

Gene id
Gene symbol
Homo sapiens
doublecortin-like kinase 1
G00000154 (Mus musculus)

Databases (7)

Curated Gene
OTTHUMG00000016729 (Vega human gene)
ENSG00000133083 (Ensembl human gene)
9201 (Entrez Gene)
505 (G2Cdb plasticity & disease)
604742 (OMIM)
Marker Symbol
HGNC:2700 (HGNC)
Protein Sequence
O15075 (UniProt)

Synonyms (3)

  • DCDC3A
  • DCLK
  • KIAA0369

Literature (17)

Pubmed - other

  • Variants in doublecortin- and calmodulin kinase like 1, a gene up-regulated by BDNF, are associated with memory and general cognitive abilities.

    Le Hellard S, Håvik B, Espeseth T, Breilid H, Løvlie R, Luciano M, Gow AJ, Harris SE, Starr JM, Wibrand K, Lundervold AJ, Porteous DJ, Bramham CR, Deary IJ, Reinvang I and Steen VM

    Bergen Mental Health Research Center, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. stephanie.hellard@med.uib.no

    Background: Human memory and general cognitive abilities are complex functions of high heritability and wide variability in the population. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in mammalian memory formation.

    Based on the identification of genes markedly up-regulated during BDNF-induced synaptic consolidation in the hippocampus, we selected genetic variants that were tested in three independent samples, from Norway and Scotland, of adult individuals examined for cognitive abilities. In all samples, we show that markers in the doublecortin- and calmodulin kinase like 1 (DCLK1) gene, are significantly associated with general cognition (IQ scores) and verbal memory function, resisting multiple testing. DCLK1 is a complex gene with multiple transcripts which vary in expression and function. We show that the short variants are all up-regulated after BDNF treatment in the rat hippocampus, and that they are expressed in the adult human brain (mostly in cortices and hippocampus). We demonstrate that several of the associated variants are located in potential alternative promoter- and cis-regulatory elements of the gene and that they affect BDNF-mediated expression of short DCLK1 transcripts in a reporter system.

    Conclusion: These data present DCLK1 as a functionally pertinent gene involved in human memory and cognitive functions.

    Funded by: Chief Scientist Office: CZB/4/505, ETM/55; Medical Research Council; Wellcome Trust

    PloS one 2009;4;10;e7534

  • Genome-wide association study of electrocardiographic and heart rate variability traits: the Framingham Heart Study.

    Newton-Cheh C, Guo CY, Wang TJ, O'donnell CJ, Levy D and Larson MG

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, MA, USA. cnewtoncheh@partners.org

    Background: Heritable electrocardiographic (ECG) and heart rate variability (HRV) measures, reflecting pacemaking, conduction, repolarization and autonomic function in the heart have been associated with risks for cardiac arrhythmias. Whereas several rare monogenic conditions with extreme phenotypes have been noted, few common genetic factors contributing to interindividual variability in ECG and HRV measures have been identified. We report the results of a community-based genomewide association study of six ECG and HRV intermediate traits.

    Methods: Genotyping using Affymetrix 100K GeneChip was conducted on 1345 related Framingham Heart Study Original and Offspring cohort participants. We analyzed 1175 Original and Offspring participants with ECG data (mean age 52 years, 52% women) and 548 Offspring participants with HRV data (mean age 48 years, 51% women), in relation to 70,987 SNPs with minor allele frequency > or = 0.10, call rate > or = 80%, Hardy-Weinberg p-value > or = 0.001. We used generalized estimating equations to test association of SNP alleles with multivariable-adjusted residuals for QT, RR, and PR intervals, the ratio of low frequency to high frequency power (LF/HFP), total power (TP) and the standard deviation of normal RR intervals (SDNN).

    Results: Associations at p < 10(-3) were found for 117 (QT), 105 (RR), 111 (PR), 102 (LF/HF), 121 (TP), and 102 (SDNN) SNPs. Several common variants in NOS1AP (4 SNPs with p-values < 10(-3); lowest p-value, rs6683968, p = 1 x 10(-4)) were associated with adjusted QT residuals, consistent with our previously reported finding for NOS1AP in an unrelated sample of FHS Offspring and other cohorts. All results are publicly available at NCBI's dbGaP at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/gap/cgi-bin/study.cgi?id=phs000007 webcite.

    Conclusion: In the community-based Framingham Heart Study none of the ECG and HRV results individually attained genomewide significance. However, the presence of bona fide QT-associated SNPs among the top 117 results for QT duration supports the importance of efforts to validate top results from the reported scans. Finding genetic variants associated with ECG and HRV quantitative traits may identify novel genes and pathways implicated in arrhythmogenesis and allow for improved recognition of individuals at high risk for arrhythmias in the general population.

    Funded by: NCRR NIH HHS: 1S10RR163736-01A1; NHLBI NIH HHS: N01-HC25195, N01HC25195

    BMC medical genetics 2007;8 Suppl 1;S7

  • Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of rhabdomyosarcoma cells reveal differential cellular gene expression in response to enterovirus 71 infection.

    Leong WF and Chow VT

    Human Genome Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 117597.

    Insights into the host antiviral strategies as well as viral disease manifestations can be achieved through the elucidation of host- and virus-mediated transcriptional responses. An oligo-based microarray was employed to analyse mRNAs from rhabdomyosarcoma cells infected with the MS/7423/87 strain of enterovirus 71 (EV71) at 20 h post infection. Using Acuity software and LOWESS normalization, 152 genes were found to be downregulated while 39 were upregulated by greater than twofold. Altered transcripts include those encoding components of cytoskeleton, protein translation and modification; cellular transport proteins; protein degradation mediators; cell death mediators; mitochondrial-related and metabolism proteins; cellular receptors and signal transducers. Changes in expression profiles of 15 representative genes were authenticated by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), which also compared the transcriptional responses of cells infected with EV71 strain 5865/Sin/000009 isolated from a fatal case during the Singapore outbreak in 2000. Western blot analyses of APOB, CLU, DCAMKL1 and ODC1 proteins correlated protein and transcript levels. Two-dimensional proteomic maps highlighted differences in expression of cellular proteins (CCT5, CFL1, ENO1, HSPB1, PSMA2 and STMN1) following EV71 infection. Expression of several apoptosis-associated genes was modified, coinciding with apoptosis attenuation observed in poliovirus infection. Interestingly, doublecortin and CaM kinase-like 1 (DCAMKL1) involved in brain development, was highly expressed during infection. Thus, microarray, real-time RT-PCR and proteomic analyses can elucidate the global view of the numerous and complex cellular responses that contribute towards EV71 pathogenesis.

    Cellular microbiology 2006;8;4;565-80

  • Phosphoproteomic analysis of the developing mouse brain.

    Ballif BA, Villén J, Beausoleil SA, Schwartz D and Gygi SP

    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

    Proper development of the mammalian brain requires the precise integration of numerous temporally and spatially regulated stimuli. Many of these signals transduce their cues via the reversible phosphorylation of downstream effector molecules. Neuronal stimuli acting in concert have the potential of generating enormous arrays of regulatory phosphoproteins. Toward the global profiling of phosphoproteins in the developing brain, we report here the use of a mass spectrometry-based methodology permitting the first proteomic-scale phosphorylation site analysis of primary animal tissue, identifying over 500 protein phosphorylation sites in the developing mouse brain.

    Funded by: NHGRI NIH HHS: HG00041

    Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP 2004;3;11;1093-101

  • Circular rapid amplification of cDNA ends for high-throughput extension cloning of partial genes.

    Fu GK, Wang JT, Yang J, Au-Young J and Stuve LL

    Incyte Corporation, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. gfu@incyte.com

    The rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) procedure is a widely used PCR-based method to clone the cDNA ends of mRNA transcripts. Current RACE methods often produce a high background of nonspecific PCR products, which can exclude the identification of the target cDNA of interest. We describe here an improved RACE procedure using circular cDNA templates and demonstrate the successful extension cloning of 4406 cDNAs.

    Genomics 2004;84;1;205-10

  • Endofin recruits TOM1 to endosomes.

    Seet LF, Liu N, Hanson BJ and Hong W

    Membrane Biology Laboratory, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore 117609, Singapore. mcbslf@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

    Endofin is an endosomal protein implicated in regulating membrane trafficking. It is characterized by the presence of a phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate-binding FYVE domain positioned in the middle of the molecule. To determine its potential effectors or binding partners, we used the carboxyl-terminal half of endofin as bait to screen a human brain cDNA library in a yeast two-hybrid system. Three clones that encode TOM1 were recovered. TOM1 is a protein closely related to the VHS (VPS-27, Hrs, and STAM) domain-containing GGA family. Although the function of the GGAs in mediating Golgi to lysosomal trafficking is well established, the subcellular localization and function of TOM1 remain unknown. Glutathione S-transferase pull-down assays as well as co-immunoprecipitation experiments confirmed that the carboxyl-terminal half of endofin binds specifically to the carboxyl-terminal region of TOM1. Neither SARA nor Hrs, two other FYVE domain proteins, interact with this region of TOM1. Moreover, endofin does not interact with the analogous region of two other members of the TOM1 protein family, namely, TOM1-like 1 (TOM1-L1) or TOM1-like 2 (TOM1-L2). The carboxyl-terminal region of TOM1 was used as immunogen to generate TOM1-specific antibody. This antibody can distinguish TOM1 from the other family members as well as coimmunoprecipitate endogenous endofin. It also revealed the primarily cytosolic distribution of TOM1 in a variety of cell types by immunofluorescence analyses. In addition, sucrose density gradient analysis showed that both TOM1 and endofin can be detected in cellular compartments marked by the early endosomal marker EEA1. A marked recruitment of TOM1 to endosomes was observed in cells overexpressing endofin or its carboxyl-terminal fragment, indicating TOM1 to be an effector for endofin and suggesting a possible role for TOM1 in endosomal trafficking.

    The Journal of biological chemistry 2004;279;6;4670-9

  • The DCX-domain tandems of doublecortin and doublecortin-like kinase.

    Kim MH, Cierpicki T, Derewenda U, Krowarsch D, Feng Y, Devedjiev Y, Dauter Z, Walsh CA, Otlewski J, Bushweller JH and Derewenda ZS

    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0736, USA.

    The doublecortin-like domains (DCX), which typically occur in tandem, are novel microtubule-binding modules. DCX tandems are found in doublecortin, a 360-residue protein expressed in migrating neurons; the doublecortin-like kinase (DCLK); the product of the RP1 gene that is responsible for a form of inherited blindness; and several other proteins. Mutations in the gene encoding doublecortin cause lissencephaly in males and the 'double-cortex syndrome' in females. We here report a solution structure of the N-terminal DCX domain of human doublecortin and a 1.5 A resolution crystal structure of the equivalent domain from human DCLK. Both show a stable, ubiquitin-like tertiary fold with distinct structural similarities to GTPase-binding domains. We also show that the C-terminal DCX domains of both proteins are only partially folded. In functional assays, the N-terminal DCX domain of doublecortin binds only to assembled microtubules, whereas the C-terminal domain binds to both microtubules and unpolymerized tubulin.

    Nature structural biology 2003;10;5;324-33

  • Purification and crystallization of the N-terminal domain from the human doublecortin-like kinase.

    Kim MH, Derewenda U, Devedjiev Y, Dauter Z and Derewenda ZS

    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics and the Cancer Center, University of Virginia, PO Box 800736, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0736, USA.

    The unique doublecortin-like tandem of two homologous domains is found in certain microtubule-associated proteins such as doublecortin (DCX) and doublecortin-like kinase (DCLK). It is responsible for interactions with tubulin/microtubules and regulates microtubule dynamics. Here, the expression and purification of the tandem from human DCLK (residues 49-280) and of the isolated domains (residues 49-154 and 176-280) and the successful crystallization of the N-terminal domain (N-DCLK) are reported. High-quality wild-type crystals were obtained and a complete native data set was collected to 1.5 A resolution. The crystals belong to space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 85.98, b = 29.62, c = 40.33 A, beta = 101.3 degrees. Crystals of SeMet-substituted N-DCLK (Leu120Met) were also obtained, but they exhibit the symmetry of space group P2(1), with unit-cell parameters a = 38.81, b = 29.43, c = 40.1 A, beta = 115.7 degrees.

    Funded by: NINDS NIH HHS: NS36267

    Acta crystallographica. Section D, Biological crystallography 2003;59;Pt 3;502-5

  • Alternative splice variants of doublecortin-like kinase are differentially expressed and have different kinase activities.

    Burgess HA and Reiner O

    Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel.

    Alternative splicing of mRNA transcripts expands the range of protein products from a single gene locus. Several splice variants of DCLK (doublecortin-like kinase) have previously been reported. Here, we report the genomic organization underlying the splice variants of DCLK and examine the expression profile of two splice variants affecting the kinase domain of DCLK and CPG16 (candidate plasticity gene 16), one containing an Arg-rich domain and the other affecting the C terminus of the protein. These splice alternatives were differentially expressed in embryonic and adult brain. Both splice variants disrupted DCLK PEST domains; however, all splice variants remained sensitive to proteolysis by calpain. The adult-specific C-terminal splice variant of DCLK had reduced autophosphorylation activity, but similar kinase activity for myelin basic protein relative to the embryonic splice variant. The splice variant adding an Arg-rich domain gained an autophosphorylation site at Ser-382. Although this protein isoform was expressed mainly in the adult brain, the phosphorylated form was strongly enriched in embryonic brain and adult olfactory bulb, suggesting a possible role in migrating neurons.

    The Journal of biological chemistry 2002;277;20;17696-705

  • DCAMKL1 encodes a protein kinase with homology to doublecortin that regulates microtubule polymerization.

    Lin PT, Gleeson JG, Corbo JC, Flanagan L and Walsh CA

    Division of Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, USA.

    Doublecortin (DCX) is a microtubule-associated protein required for neuronal migration to the cerebral cortex. DCAMKL1 consists of an N terminus that is 65% similar to DCX throughout the entire length of DCX, but also contains an additional 360 amino acid C-terminal domain encoding a putative Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase. The homology to DCX suggested that DCAMKL1 may regulate microtubules, as well as mediate a phosphorylation-dependent signal transduction pathway. Here we show that DCAMKL1 is expressed throughout the CNS and PNS in migrating neuronal populations and overlaps in its expression with DCX and microtubules. Purified DCAMKL1 associates with microtubules and stimulates polymerization of purified tubulin and the formation of aster-like microtubule structures. Overexpressed DCAMKL1 leads to striking microtubule bundling in cell lines and cultured primary neural cells. Time-lapse imaging of cells transfected with a DCAMKL1-green fluorescent protein fusion protein shows that the microtubules associated with the protein remain dynamic. DCAMKL1 also encodes a functional kinase capable of phosphorylating myelin basic protein and itself. However, elimination of the kinase activity of DCAMKL1 has no detectable effect on its microtubule polymerization activity. Because DCAMKL1 is coexpressed with DCX, the two proteins form a potentially mutually regulatory network linking calcium signaling and microtubule dynamics.

    Funded by: NINDS NIH HHS: 5K12NS01701, R01 NS041537, R01 NS38097; PHS HHS: P01 39404

    The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2000;20;24;9152-61

  • Genomic structure, chromosomal mapping, and expression pattern of human DCAMKL1 (KIAA0369), a homologue of DCX (XLIS).

    Matsumoto N, Pilz DT and Ledbetter DH

    Department of Human Genetics, The University of Chicago, 924 E. 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.

    Human DCAMKL1, also known as KIAA0369, is a homologue of DCX (Xq22. 3), a gene associated with X-linked lissencephaly and subcortical band heterotopia. This suggests that DCAMKL1 may play a role in neuronal migration. The gene also shows similarity to Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases. We have determined its genomic structure, regional mapping, and expression pattern in human tissues. DCAMKL1 consists of at least 18 exons ranging from 58 to 3359 bp in length. We have characterized the exon/intron borders, and primers were designed to amplify each individual exon for mutation analysis. DCAMKL1 was mapped to chromosome 13q13 by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Northern blot analysis showed DCAMKL1 to be predominantly expressed in human fetal brain as a major transcript of about 5.8 kb.

    Genomics 1999;56;2;179-83

  • DCAMKL1, a brain-specific transmembrane protein on 13q12.3 that is similar to doublecortin (DCX).

    Sossey-Alaoui K and Srivastava AK

    J. C. Self Research Institute of Human Genetics, Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, South Carolina, 29646, USA.

    Mutations in the human doublecortin (DCX), a brain-specific putative signaling protein, cause X-linked lissencephaly and subcortical band heterotopia. A predicted 740-amino-acid protein from human brain has two distinct regions, an N-terminal 345-amino-acid region 78% similar to the DCX protein and a C-terminal 427-amino-acid region that contains two transmembrane domains and is 98% homologous to a rat Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase. We have designated this protein DCAMKL1. It maps to chromosome 13q12.3-q13, within a 540-kb YAC clone containing markers D13S805 and D13S1164. Northern analysis detected three major transcript isoforms of the DCAMKL1 gene expressed differentially and predominantly in human fetal and adult brain and during mouse embryogenesis (11-17 dpc). These results and its homology with the DCX and Ca2+/calmodulin dependent kinase proteins suggest a likely role for DCAMKL1 transmembrane protein in developing and adult brain, possibly in a pathway of cortical development.

    Funded by: NINDS NIH HHS: R01-NS35515

    Genomics 1999;56;1;121-6

  • Expression and chromosomal localization of KIAA0369, a putative kinase structurally related to Doublecortin.

    Omori Y, Suzuki M, Ozaki K, Harada Y, Nakamura Y, Takahashi E and Fujiwara T

    Otsuka GEN Research Institute, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Tokushima, Japan.

    Neuropathy in vertebrates can be a consequence of failure of genes involved in the nervous system to be expressed at the correct times and levels during embryonic life. Recently, a brain specific gene, Doublecortin, was cloned and was shown to have mutations in X-linked lissencephaly and double cortex syndrome. KIAA0369 is a putative kinase that is structurally related to Doublecortin. We compared the expression of KIAA0369 with that of Doublecortin, both of which were expressed specifically or predominantly in fetal brain among 20 different tissues examined. The deduced products of both genes contain a unique domain (the Doublecortin [DC] domain), but KIAA0369 also contains a calmodulin-dependent kinase (CaM kinase)-like domain following the DC domain. We found at least four splicing variants of KIAA0369: KIAA0369-AS (type A, short version), KIAA0369-AL (type A, long version), KIAA0369-BS (type B, short version), and KIAA0369-BL (type B, long version). KIAA0369-B, which lacked the DC domain and maintained the kinase domain, was expressed in adult as well as fetal brain, but the variants that included the DC domain, KIAA0369-A, were expressed predominantly in fetal brain. These results suggest that the DC domain plays an important role in the development of the nervous system. In the adult brain, KIAA0369 was expressed in all 15 different regions examined, more intensely in cerebral cortex, occipital pole, frontal lobe, amygdala, and hippocampus, and less intensely in corpus callosum and thalamus. The murine homologs of Doublecortin and KIAA0369 were not detectable in 7-day mouse embryos, but both genes were expressed extensively in 11-day embryos. Human KIAA0369 was mapped by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to chromosome 13q13-q14.1. The presence of genes related to neuropathy has been reported in this locus.

    Journal of human genetics 1998;43;3;169-77

  • Prediction of the coding sequences of unidentified human genes. VII. The complete sequences of 100 new cDNA clones from brain which can code for large proteins in vitro.

    Nagase T, Ishikawa K, Nakajima D, Ohira M, Seki N, Miyajima N, Tanaka A, Kotani H, Nomura N and Ohara O

    Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Chiba, Japan.

    In this series of projects of sequencing human cDNA clones which correspond to relatively long transcripts, we newly determined the entire sequences of 100 cDNA clones which were screened on the basis of the potentiality of coding for large proteins in vitro. The cDNA libraries used were the fractions with average insert sizes from 5.3 to 7.0 kb of the size-fractionated cDNA libraries from human brain. The randomly sampled clones were single-pass sequenced from both the ends to select clones that are not registered in the public database. Then their protein-coding potentialities were examined by an in vitro transcription/translation system, and the clones that generated proteins larger than 60 kDa were entirely sequenced. Each clone gave a distinct open reading frame (ORF), and the length of the ORF was roughly coincident with the approximate molecular mass of the in vitro product estimated from its mobility on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The average size of the cDNA clones sequenced was 6.1 kb, and that of the ORFs corresponded to 1200 amino acid residues. By computer-assisted analysis of the sequences with DNA and protein-motif databases (GenBank and PROSITE databases), the functions of at least 73% of the gene products could be anticipated, and 88% of them (the products of 64 clones) were assigned to the functional categories of proteins relating to cell signaling/communication, nucleic acid managing, and cell structure/motility. The expression profiles in a variety of tissues and chromosomal locations of the sequenced clones have been determined. According to the expression spectra, approximately 11 genes appeared to be predominantly expressed in brain. Most of the remaining genes were categorized into one of the following classes: either the expression occurs in a limited number of tissues (31 genes) or the expression occurs ubiquitously in all but a few tissues (47 genes).

    DNA research : an international journal for rapid publication of reports on genes and genomes 1997;4;2;141-50

  • Large-scale concatenation cDNA sequencing.

    Yu W, Andersson B, Worley KC, Muzny DM, Ding Y, Liu W, Ricafrente JY, Wentland MA, Lennon G and Gibbs RA

    A total of 100 kb of DNA derived from 69 individual human brain cDNA clones of 0.7-2.0 kb were sequenced by concatenated cDNA sequencing (CCS), whereby multiple individual DNA fragments are sequenced simultaneously in a single shotgun library. The method yielded accurate sequences and a similar efficiency compared with other shotgun libraries constructed from single DNA fragments (> 20 kb). Computer analyses were carried out on 65 cDNA clone sequences and their corresponding end sequences to examine both nucleic acid and amino acid sequence similarities in the databases. Thirty-seven clones revealed no DNA database matches, 12 clones generated exact matches (> or = 98% identity), and 16 clones generated nonexact matches (57%-97% identity) to either known human or other species genes. Of those 28 matched clones, 8 had corresponding end sequences that failed to identify similarities. In a protein similarity search, 27 clone sequences displayed significant matches, whereas only 20 of the end sequences had matches to known protein sequences. Our data indicate that full-length cDNA insert sequences provide significantly more nucleic acid and protein sequence similarity matches than expressed sequence tags (ESTs) for database searching.

    Funded by: NHGRI NIH HHS: 1F32 HG00169-01, F32 HG000169, F33 HG000210, P30 HG00210-05, R01 HG00823

    Genome research 1997;7;4;353-8

  • A "double adaptor" method for improved shotgun library construction.

    Andersson B, Wentland MA, Ricafrente JY, Liu W and Gibbs RA

    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas, 77030, USA.

    The efficiency of shotgun DNA sequencing depends to a great extent on the quality of the random-subclone libraries used. We here describe a novel "double adaptor" strategy for efficient construction of high-quality shotgun libraries. In this method, randomly sheared and end-repaired fragments are ligated to oligonucleotide adaptors creating 12-base overhangs. Nonphosphorylated oligonucleotides are used, which prevents formation of adaptor dimers and ensures efficient ligation of insert to adaptor. The vector is prepared from a modified M13 vector, by KpnI/PstI digestion followed by ligation to oligonucleotides with ends complementary to the overhangs created in the digest. These adaptors create 5'-overhangs complementary to those on the inserts. Following annealing of insert to vector, the DNA is directly used for transformation without a ligation step. This protocol is robust and shows three- to fivefold higher yield of clones compared to previous protocols. No chimeric clones can be detected and the background of clones without an insert is <1%. The procedure is rapid and shows potential for automation.

    Funded by: NHGRI NIH HHS: R01 HG00823

    Analytical biochemistry 1996;236;1;107-13

Gene lists (6)

Gene List Source Species Name Description Gene count
L00000009 G2C Homo sapiens Human PSD Human orthologues of mouse PSD adapted from Collins et al (2006) 1080
L00000016 G2C Homo sapiens Human PSP Human orthologues of mouse PSP adapted from Collins et al (2006) 1121
L00000059 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-HUMAN-PSD-CONSENSUS Human cortex PSD consensus 748
L00000061 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-MOUSE-PSD-CONSENSUS Mouse cortex PSD consensus (ortho) 984
L00000069 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-HUMAN-PSD-FULL Human cortex biopsy PSD full list 1461
L00000071 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-MOUSE-PSD-FULL Mouse cortex PSD full list (ortho) 1556
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