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Table 1 The relative expression levels of the rat iap genes in various tissues as detected by Northern or Western blot analysis.

From: Cloning and characterization of the rat homologues of the Inhibitor of Apoptosis protein 1, 2, and 3 genes.

  IAP-1 IAP-2 IAP-3
  Northern Western Northern Western Northern Western
Heart + ++ ++ ++* ++ ++
Brain - - + - + ++
Spleen ++ ++* + ++* ++ ++
Lung - ++ + - + ++
Liver + + ++ ++ ++ ++
Sk. muscle - N/A + N/A + N/A
Kidney - ++* + ++* - ++
Testis ++ ++* ++* ++* - ++
Intestine N/A ++* N/A ++* N/A ++
Thymus N/A - N/A - N/A ++
  1. *indicates the presence of an alternate band (- not expressed; + expressed; ++ highly expressed; N/A - not tested)