Published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Volume 142, Issue 2, January 1, 1987, pages 617-621.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Rafael Jiménez-Flores was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
A bovine β-casein cDNA clone was isolated from a cDNA library prepared from mammary gland mRNA. Sequence analysis revealed 25 nucleotides (nt) of the 5′ noncoding region, 672 nt of the complete sequence coding and a 3′ region of approximately 500 nt. When the nucleotide sequence of bovine β-casein cDNA is compared to rat β-casein cDNA (5), a high degree of homology is observed in the first 100 nt corresponding to the signal peptide of the pre-β-caseins.