We have identified two mRNAs in rat intestinal mucosa by Northern blot analysis, using cloned cDNAs encoding human placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP). Probes from both the NH2- and COOH-terminal ends of the human PLAP coding region identified, in rat intestine (especially duodenum), an mRNA of nearly identical size (3 kb) to that found in human placenta. A smaller mRNA (2.7 kb), detected only with the COOH-terminal probe, was more prevalent in jejunum. Following feeding of triacylglycerols, the prevalance of the 2.7 kb mRNA increased over 2-fold. The tissue distribution and response of the 2.7 kb mRNA to fat feeding corresponds exactly with the known behavior of the secreted alkaline phosphatase.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 29 1987|