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Murine betaglycan primary structure, expression and glycosaminoglycan attachment sites.

The primary structure of murine betaglycan, also known as transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) type III receptor, was deduced from the nucleotide sequence of a cDNA clone isolated from a heart library. Murine betaglycan is a single spanning membrane polypeptide of 850 amino acids which is highly similar to betaglycan of other species. Transfection of this cDNA into COS1 cells resulted in the expression of a membrane proteoglycan that binds TGF-beta and is recognized by antibodies raised against rat betaglycan. COS1 cells transfected with the double mutant Ser533Ala; Ser544Ala of the murine betaglycan cDNA produced a TGF-beta type III receptor devoid of glycosaminoglycan chains.[1]


  1. Murine betaglycan primary structure, expression and glycosaminoglycan attachment sites. Ponce-Castañeda, M.V., Esparza-López, J., Vilchis-Landeros, M.M., Mendoza, V., López-Casillas, F. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1998) [Pubmed]
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