Molecular cloning of murine FLT and FLT4

Oncogene. 1993 Aug;8(8):2293-8.


A wide range of growth and differentiation processes are regulated by the signalling of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). We have developed a nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) procedure with degenerate primers, and used it to identify RTKs expressed in murine fetal thymus. A novel RTK, called FLT4, and the murine homologue of FLT were found, and their PCR fragment sequences were used to isolate larger cDNA clones spanning the complete coding regions of these receptors. FLT4 was found to contain an extracellular region similar to the corresponding sequences of FLT and Flk-1, containing seven immunoglobulin domains.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cloning, Molecular*
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / genetics*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / chemistry
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / genetics*
  • RNA, Messenger / analysis
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / genetics*
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1


  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1

Associated data

  • GENBANK/L07296
  • GENBANK/L07297