Cloning and expression analysis of prohibitin mRNA in canine mammary tumors.

The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science

PubMedID: 25312047

Matsuyama S, Nakano Y, Nakamura M, Yamamoto R, Shimada T, Ohashi F, Kubo K. Cloning and expression analysis of prohibitin mRNA in canine mammary tumors. J Vet Med Sci. 2014;.
Prohibitin is an antiproliferative protein that is a product of a putative tumor suppressor gene. However, there is little information on prohibitins in companion animals. In this study, we cloned canine prohibitin mRNA using RT-PCR and 3'-RACE (Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends). The sequence was well conserved compared with those of other mammals, including human. The deduced amino acid sequence translated from the open reading frame completely corresponded to the human sequence. Canine prohibitin mRNA was expressed in all normal mammary and tumor samples examined. These results suggest that this protein plays a vital role in cell growth mechanisms and may be related to the occurrence of canine mammary tumors.