Molecular cloning of cDNA encoding the c-kit receptor of Shiba goats and a novel alanine insertion specific to goats and sheep in the kinase insert region

The complete open reading frame (ORF) of the c-kit cDNA was cloned from a cerebellar cDNA library of the Shiba goat (Capra hircus var Shiba) with the dominant black-eyed white phenotype. The analysis of the deduced amino acid sequence revealed the presence of a single amino acid insertion (alanine) in the kinase insert (KI) region. … Read more