Structure of the mouse peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha gene

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1994 Feb 28;199(1):255-63. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1994.1222.


We have isolated and characterised genomic clones spanning the mouse peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha gene (PPAR alpha). The gene contains eight exons spanning at least 30 kilobases. The DNA binding domain of PPARa consists of two exons, each encoding one of the zinc fingers. Three exons encode the ligand binding domain and 3' untranslated regions of PPAR alpha. There are two 5' untranslated exons and one exon encoding the N-terminal domain. The 5' flanking region is GC rich and contains several putative SP1 binding sites. The structure of the PPAR alpha gene is unique but shares similar features with related members of the nuclear hormone receptor family.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Genes
  • Mice
  • Microbodies / chemistry
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear / genetics*
  • Regulatory Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Restriction Mapping
  • Transcription Factors / genetics*


  • RNA, Messenger
  • Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear
  • Transcription Factors

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X75287
  • GENBANK/X75288
  • GENBANK/X75289
  • GENBANK/X75290
  • GENBANK/X75291
  • GENBANK/X75292
  • GENBANK/X75293
  • GENBANK/X75294