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Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1984 Sep;81(17):5489-93
The genomic DNAs that specify the renin mRNAs found in the submaxillary gland and in the kidney of Swiss mice have been isolated by molecular cloning in phage lambda. The Ren1 and Ren2 genes, encoding the kidney and submaxillary renins, respectively, span about 9.5 kilobases each. Restriction maps of both renin genes and their flanking sequences are presented. To correlate the differential expression of the renin genes with their structures, a sequence analysis of the putative 5′ regulatory sequences of both genes was conducted. The results show that the leader sequences and promoter regions of both genes are highly homologous to a point located 179 nucleotides upstream from the transcription start point; the sequences diverge beyond this position.