Genomic and cDNA clones encoding a Drosophila melanogaster protein kinase C (PKC) homologue were identified using a bovine PKC cDNA probe. The cDNA clones contain a single open reading frame that encodes a 639 amino acid, 75-kd protein having extensive homology with bovine, human and rat PKC and homology with the kinase domains of other serine, threonine and tyrosine kinases. The Drosophila PKC gene is localized to region 53E of chromosome 2. The gene spans approximately 20 kb and contains at least 14 exons. Messenger RNA for PKC could not be detected in 0-3 h Drosophila embryos. Adult flies contain three PKC transcripts of 4.3, 4.0 and 2.4 kb.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)