Complete nucleotide sequence of the human corticotropin-beta-lipotropin precursor gene

Nucleic Acids Res. 1983 Oct 11;11(19):6847-58. doi: 10.1093/nar/11.19.6847.


The nucleotide sequence of an 8658-base-pair human genomic DNA segment containing the entire corticotropin-beta-lipotropin precursor gene has been determined, and some sequence features of the gene and its flanking regions have been analysed. The gene is composed of 7665 base pairs including two introns of 3708 and 2886 base pairs. Comparison of the 5'-flanking sequences of the human, bovine and mouse corticotropin-beta-lipotropin precursor genes reveals the presence of a highly conserved region, which contains sequences of 14-15 base pairs homologous with sequences located upstream of the mRNA start site of other glucocorticoid-regulated genes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone / genetics*
  • Base Composition
  • Base Sequence
  • Chloramphenicol / pharmacology
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes
  • Dinucleoside Phosphates
  • Genes*
  • Humans
  • Oligonucleotides / analysis
  • Pituitary Hormones, Anterior / genetics*
  • Plasmids / drug effects
  • Pro-Opiomelanocortin
  • Protein Precursors / genetics*
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • beta-Lipotropin / genetics*


  • Dinucleoside Phosphates
  • Oligonucleotides
  • Pituitary Hormones, Anterior
  • Protein Precursors
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Pro-Opiomelanocortin
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
  • beta-Lipotropin
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes

Associated data

  • GENBANK/K02406