Cloning and sequence analysis of bovine beta-casein cDNA

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1987 Jan 30;142(2):617-21. doi: 10.1016/0006-291x(87)90318-4.


A bovine beta-casein cDNA clone was isolated from a cDNA library prepared from mammary gland mRNA. Sequence analysis revealed 25 nucleotides (nt) of the 5' noncoding region, 672 nt of the complete sequence coding and a 3' region of approximately 500 nt. When the nucleotide sequence of bovine beta-casein cDNA is compared to rat beta-casein cDNA (5), a high degree of homology is observed in the first 100 nt corresponding to the signal peptide of the pre-beta-caseins.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Caseins / genetics*
  • Cattle
  • Cloning, Molecular*
  • DNA / analysis*


  • Caseins
  • DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M15132