Origin, expression and possible functions of the two alternatively spliced forms of the mouse Nedd2 mRNA

Sharad Kumar, Makoto Kinoshita, Loretta Dorstyn, Makoto Noda
1997 Cell Death and Differentiation  
The Nedd2 gene, a member of the ICE/ced-3 family, transcribes two mRNA species by differential splicing. One of these encodes a shorter truncated version of the protein termed Nedd2s/ICH-1s. While Nedd2/ICH-1 induces apoptosis, ICH-1s was proposed to be a negative regulator of cell death. In this communication we have analyzed various aspects of the Nedd2s/ICH-1s. The coding region of mouse Nedd2 consists of 10 exons and alternative splicing of the 7th exon results in the generation of two
more » ... eration of two transcripts. Although Nedd2s expression conferred partial resistance to serum withdrawal-induced apoptosis in NIH-3T3 cells, it failed to prevent cell death induced by the overexpression of Nedd2 and was unable to suppress apoptosis in two other cell lines (N18 and FDC-P1) under factor deprived conditions. Our results indicate that Nedd2s/ICH-1s is not a general modulator of cell death.
doi:10.1038/sj.cdd.4400251 fatcat:yxnbtyhakjdmrbd6gubbyq6wk4