A novel human gene whose product shares homology with bovine brain-specific protein p25 is expressed in fetal brain but not in adult brain

Z. Zhang, C. Wu, W. Huang, S. Wang, E. Zhao, Q. Huang, Y. Xie, Y. Mao

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We have cloned a novel human gene (C14orf5) from a fetal brain cDNA library that is located on chromosome 14 and consists of 4 exons. It encodes a protein of 170 amino acids that shares homology with human p25 alpha and bovine p25. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis indicated that it is highly expressed in liver and pancreas. Its transcripts could not be detected in adult brain but could be found in fetal brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-268
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Human Genetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 18 2002



  • Bovine brain-specific p25
  • CDNA cloning
  • Human p25 alpha

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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