Two types of complementary DNAs of rat brain protein kinase C. Heterogeneity determined by alternative splicing

FEBS Lett. 1986 Oct 6;206(2):347-52. doi: 10.1016/0014-5793(86)81010-9.


Two types of complementary DNA clones for rat brain protein kinase C were isolated. These clones encode 671 and 673 amino acid sequences, which differ from each other only in the carboxyl-terminal regions of approx. 50 amino acid residues. This difference seems to result from alternative splicing. Elucidation of the sequences of these cDNA clones as well as some peptides from the purified rat brain enzyme suggests the existence of an additional species of protein kinase C in this tissue. It is attractive to imagine that the heterogeneity of protein kinase C may reflect diverse pathways of signal transduction into the cell.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Brain / enzymology*
  • DNA / genetics*
  • DNA, Recombinant
  • Peptide Fragments / genetics
  • Poly A / genetics
  • Protein Kinase C / genetics*
  • Protein Kinases / genetics
  • RNA / genetics
  • RNA Splicing
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Rats


  • DNA, Recombinant
  • Peptide Fragments
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Poly A
  • RNA
  • DNA
  • Protein Kinases
  • Protein Kinase C

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X04439
  • GENBANK/X04440