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Mouse Atp6f, the gene encoding the 23-kDa proteolipid of vacuolar proton translocating ATPase.

The 23-kDa proteolipid subunit of mouse vacuolar-type proton-translocating ATPase (V-ATPase) was predicted to be a hydrophobic polypeptide of 205 amino acid residues with five putative transmembrane segments. It exhibits sequence similarity to Vma16p of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and vha-4 of Caenorhabdittis elegans (83 and 84%, respectively). Southern blot analysis indicated that the proteolipid is encoded by a single gene, Atp6f, in the mouse genome. Atp6f was mapped to approximately 55 cM on chromosome 4, and its genomic organization is similar to that of the human gene: 8 exons separated by 7 introns, with boundaries matching the GT-AG rule. RNA blotting demonstrated that Atp6f is transcribed as 1.0- and 1.8-kb mRNAs in multiple tissues to varying degrees. The major transcription initiation sites are at -13 and -58 bp upstream of the translation initiation codon. The epitope-tagged 23-kDa protoelipid was localized in endomembrane organelles in CHO cells, as expected for a component of a vacuolar-type proton pump.[1]


  1. Mouse Atp6f, the gene encoding the 23-kDa proteolipid of vacuolar proton translocating ATPase. Sun-Wada, G.H., Murakami, H., Nakai, H., Wada, Y., Futai, M. Gene (2001) [Pubmed]
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