Three Popeye domain-containing (Popdc 1-3) family-members are known in vertebrates. Their exact function is as yet unknown although involvement in cell adhesion has been suggested. We report herein sequencing of the rat Popdc 1-3 cDNAs that show high homology to other vertebrate orthologs and are expressed primarily in the heart and skeletal muscles. Popdc2 splice variants were identified, with Popdc2C showing a distinctive age-dependent decline. In isolated cardiomyocytes, Popdc genes were negatively regulated by serum, an effect that was reversed by EGFR-kinase inhibition, suggesting an EGFR-dependent modulation of Popdc gene expression.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Gene Structure and Expression|
|State||Published - Sep 2007|
- EGF receptor
- Popeye domain containing (Popdc)