Cloning of the mouse phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase gene

FEBS Lett. 1999 Mar 12;446(2-3):223-7. doi: 10.1016/s0014-5793(99)00221-5.


15-Lipoxygenases and phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidases (PH-GPx) are counterparts in the metabolism of hydroperoxy lipids and a balanced regulation of both enzymes appears to be important for the cellular peroxide tone regulating the expression of redox sensitive genes. In contrast to lipoxygenases the molecular biology of PH-GPx is less well investigated. In this study we cloned the PH-GPx cDNA from a mouse fibroblast cDNA library and the PH-GPx gene from a mouse genomic library. The gene spans approximately 4 kb which includes 1 kb of 5'-flanking region and consists of seven exons and six introns. The immediate promoter region does not contain a TATA box but there are binding sites for several transcription factors which also occur in the porcine gene. Our investigations provide useful tools for future targeted gene disruption studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA, Complementary
  • Glutathione Peroxidase / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phospholipid Hydroperoxide Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Swine


  • DNA, Complementary
  • Phospholipid Hydroperoxide Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Glutathione Peroxidase

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF044056
  • GENBANK/AJ012104