Three neurexin (NRXN) genes are known in humans, each transcribed from two promoters and extensively spliced at five canonical positions, thus generating thousands of isoforms. For NRXN3, only neuronal expression was reported so far. We reported here on the expression of NRXN3 in additional tissues (lung, pancreas, heart, placenta, liver, and kidney) and on the identification and characterization of heart-specific splicing variants of NRXN3. Cardiac isoforms of NRXN3 probably participate in a complex involving dystroglycan and proteins of extracellular matrix, involved in intercellular connections.

Identification and characterization of heart-specific splicing of human Neurexin3 mRNA (NRXN3)

OCCHI, GIANLUCA;RAMPAZZO, ALESSANDRA;BEFFAGNA, GIORGIA;DANIELI, GIAN ANTONIO
2002

Abstract

Three neurexin (NRXN) genes are known in humans, each transcribed from two promoters and extensively spliced at five canonical positions, thus generating thousands of isoforms. For NRXN3, only neuronal expression was reported so far. We reported here on the expression of NRXN3 in additional tissues (lung, pancreas, heart, placenta, liver, and kidney) and on the identification and characterization of heart-specific splicing variants of NRXN3. Cardiac isoforms of NRXN3 probably participate in a complex involving dystroglycan and proteins of extracellular matrix, involved in intercellular connections.
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