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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

cDNA cloning of the murine transferrin receptor: sequence of trans-membrane and adjacent regions.

We previously purified the murine transferrin receptor from cultured myeloma cells and determined the amino acid sequence of six tryptic peptides. We now report the cloning of cDNA encoding the murine transferrin receptor. A tryptic peptide containing a region of six consecutive amino acids, all encoded by four or fewer codons, was used to design two overlapping oligonucleotide probes, 17 and 14 nucleotides in length. These probes were used to screen a lambda gt10 cDNA library from NS-1 myeloma cells. Of approximately 400,000 plaques screened, two hybridized strongly to both probes. A subfragment of one clone that hybridized with both oligonucleotide probes was found to encode the tryptic peptide from which the probes were derived, as well as another sequenced tryptic peptide. Comparison of the sequence with that of the human transferrin receptor shows a high degree of conservation of the sequences surrounding and penetrating the membrane, including cysteine residues that may be involved in interchain disulfide bonding and/or covalent attachment of lipid. The current data, when combined with the published sequence of the human receptor, allow assignment of all six tryptic peptides to a single chain, supporting the idea that the receptor is a homodimer. A 4.9-kb messenger RNA was found in several cultured murine and human tumor cell lines, but transferrin receptor messenger RNA was not detectable in murine spleen. An additional RNA species of 2.7 kb was present in approximately equal abundance in the murine myelomas NS-1 and C118 but was absent from T lymphomas TIKAUT, ST-1, and ST-4.[1]


  1. cDNA cloning of the murine transferrin receptor: sequence of trans-membrane and adjacent regions. Stearne, P.A., Pietersz, G.A., Goding, J.W. J. Immunol. (1985) [Pubmed]
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