Molecular cloning of a human β3-adrenergic receptor cDNA

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We report the molecular cloning of a β3-adrenergic receptor β3-AR cDNA from human brown adipose tissue. The cDNA-encoded protein is identical to the previously cloned β3-AR but with 6 additional amino acids at the C-terminus. The C-terminus is shared by the β3 receptors expressed in human neuroblastoma cells [SK-N-MC] [Mol. Pharmacol. 42 (1992) 964-970]. Furthermore, using a polymerase chain reaction strategy we have cloned and sequenced the β3-AR introns. Sequence analysis demonstrates that the human β3-AR gene comprises at least 3 exons and 2 introns and that the most abundant β3-AR transcripts encode a protein with an exon 3-derived C-terminus. Interestingly, although a similar organization has been found in rodent genes, the rat β3-AR transcripts encode a receptor with an exon 2-derived C-terminus. © 1993.




Lelias, J. M., Kaghad, M., Rodriguez, M., Chalon, P., Bonnin, J., Dupre, I., … Caput, D. (1993). Molecular cloning of a human β3-adrenergic receptor cDNA. FEBS Letters, 324(2), 127–130.

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