We have compared the expression of alpha and beta retinoic acid receptors (RAR-alpha and RAR-beta) in different rat tissues. The two cDNA probes for RAR-alpha and RAR-beta each specifically detect two different transcripts. RAR-alpha was expressed in all tissues examined, but, in contrast, the expression of RAR-beta was undetectable in some tissues. The data do not support the idea that RAR-beta is specific to epithelial tissues.
Research Article|May 01 1989
Differential expression of the α and β retinoic acid receptors in tissues of the rat
J L Rees;
A K Daly;
Biochem J (1989) 259 (3): 917-919.
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J L Rees, A K Daly, C P F Redfern; Differential expression of the α and β retinoic acid receptors in tissues of the rat. Biochem J 1 May 1989; 259 (3): 917–919. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj2590917
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