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Developmental and tissue-specific modulation of rat galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase steady state messenger RNA and specific activity levels.

Authors: Heidenreich, RA  Mallee, J  Rogers, S  Segal, S 
Citation: Heidenreich RA, etal., Pediatr Res. 1993 Oct;34(4):416-9.
RGD ID: 1598677
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8255669
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1203/00006450-199310000-00006

To assess the role of genetic regulation as a modulating factor in the variability of rat tissue galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) sp act, we have determined steady state GALT mRNA and sp act in rat liver during postnatal development. Steady state GALT mRNA levels increase from birth to d 5 and subsequently decrease toward adult levels. GALT sp act mirrors the mRNA pattern. A survey of steady state mRNA and GALT sp act of several adult rat tissues revealed marked tissue differences with a good correlation of the two parameters. Liver had the highest GALT mRNA and sp act; kidney, ovary, and heart had similar but lower mRNA and sp act; skeletal muscle and testes had the least GALT mRNA and enzyme sp act. These findings suggest that genetic regulation is important in the variable expression of GALT tissue sp act.

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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Galt  (galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase)


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