Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.334, No.1, 162-169, 2005
Identification of a novel gene, HCR2, in aorta of hypercoagulable rats using suppression subtractive hybridization
Screening and identification of novel genes involved in hypercoagulable state (HCS) is important in understanding the underlying mechanisms of development of atheroslerosis, which implicated in critical vascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke. HCS was induced in rats with high carbohydrate diet. Subtractive hybridization experiments between aorta tissues from hypercoagulable rats and controls showed that a novel cDNA (GenBank Accession No. AY234417), designated as hypercoagulability related gene-2 (HCR2), was highly expressed in aorta tissue. The predicted protein encoded by HCR2 contains 78 amino acids, which has a theoretical isoelectric point (pI) of 8.59 and molecular weight (MW) of 8841.7 based on sequence analysis. Our data suggest that HCR2 may be involved in HCS and identification of the gene may contribute to our understanding of the mechanisms for the production of a hypercoagulable state of several critical clinical disorders. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.