The identification of cDNA clones from genomic regions known to contain human genes is usually the rate-limiting factor in positional cloning strategies. We demonstrate here that human genes present on yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) are transcribed in yeast host cells. We have used the arbitrarily primed RNA (RAP) fingerprinting method to identify human- specific, transcribed sequences from YACs located in the 13q12 chromosome region. By comparing the RAP fingerprints generated using defined, arbitrary primers from various fragmented YACs, megaYACs, and host yeast, we were able to identify and map 20 products transcribed from the human YAC inserts. This method, therefore, permits the simultaneous isolation and mapping of novel expressed sequences directly from whole YACs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Sep 16 1997|
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