Genetic deficiency of complement component C8 in the rabbit: Evidence of a translational defect in expression of the α-γ subunit

Masanori Komatsu, Ken Ichi Yamamoto, Hitoshi Mikami, James M. Sodetz

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We examined the molecular basis for rabbit C8α-γ deficiency (C8D) using human C8 cDNA probes. Sequential probing of normal rabbit poly(A)+RNA revealed messages of 2.1, 1.9, and 0.8 kb for α, β, and γ, respectively. Corresponding analysis of C8D rabbit poly(A)+RNA identified messages for α and γ of the same size and amounts as normal rabbits. Thus, C8α-γ deficiency in the rabbit appears to be the result of a translational rather than a transcriptional defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalBiochemical Genetics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1991



  • C8α-γ deficiency
  • complement
  • molecular basis
  • rabbit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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