Dan Wells (DWELLS at UH.EDU) wrote:
: I remember reading of a mammalian gene that was contained
: within the intron of another gene, but I cant remember which
: genes were involved. Can some one help me out.
There are several of examples of these -- but I can't claim
to list them all. The neurofibromatosis type I gene
contains at least one other gene in its introns, and
I think it's more like 2 or 3. The DNA sequence for this
gene is a member of the still-exclusive 100Kb Club, whose
membership list is at
You'll find a link there to the Entrez data for this sequence,
which will in turn let you get to the citations.
My guess is that many large (>50Kb) introns will contain
additional transcription units.
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI
robison at mito.harvard.edu