The nucleotide sequence of the ubiquitous repetitive DNA sequence B1 complementary to the most abundant class of mouse fold-back RNA

Nucleic Acids Res. 1980 Mar 25;8(6):1201-15. doi: 10.1093/nar/8.6.1201.


Three copies of a highly repetitive DNA sequence B1 which is complementary to the most abundant class of mouse fold-back RNA have been cloned in pBR322 plasmid and sequenced by the method of Maxam and Gilbert. All the three have a length of about 130 base pairs and are very similar in their base sequence. The deviation from the average sequence is equal to 4% and the overall mismatch between each two is not higher than 8%. One of the recombinant clones used contained two copies of B1 oriented in the same direction. All of the B1 copies are flanked with sequences which possess nonidentical but very similar structure. They consist of a number of AmCn blocks (where m varies from 2 to 8 and n equals 1-2). These peculiar sequences in all cases are separated from B1 by non-homologous DNA stretches of 2-8 residues. In one case, a long polypurine stretch is located next to such a block. It consists of 74 residues most of which represent a reiteration of the basic sequence AAAAG. We have found two regions within the B1 sequence which are homologous to the intron-exon junctions, especially to those present in the large intron of the mouse beta-globin gene. It may indicate the involvement of the B1 sequence in pre-mRNA splicing.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cell Nucleus / metabolism
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA / genetics*
  • DNA, Recombinant
  • Eukaryotic Cells / metabolism
  • Mice
  • Nucleic Acid Precursors / genetics*
  • RNA, Double-Stranded / genetics*
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics*


  • DNA, Recombinant
  • Nucleic Acid Precursors
  • RNA, Double-Stranded
  • RNA, Messenger
  • DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/J00628
  • GENBANK/J00631
  • GENBANK/J00632