Uta Francke

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  • SEQUENCE-ANALYSIS, EXPRESSION AND CHROMOSOMAL LOCALIZATION OF A GENE, ISOLATED FROM A SUBTRACTED HUMAN RETINA CDNA LIBRARY, THAT ENCODES AN INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH-FACTOR BINDING-PROTEIN (IGFBP2) EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH Agarwal, N., Hsieh, C. L., Sills, D., Swaroop, M., Desai, B., FRANCKE, U., Swaroop, A. 1991; 52 (5): 549-561

    Abstract:

    The metabolic functions of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) I and II are modulated by a family of binding proteins which are present in biological fluids and are synthesized by a variety of cell types. A cDNA clone, isolated at random from a subtracted human retina library, has been identified to code for a novel IGF-binding protein (IGFBP2) by its sequence homology to the peptide sequence of IGF binding proteins purified from bovine MDBK and rat BRL-3A cells. The complete nucleotide sequence of the IGFBP2 cDNA is 1406 bp long, contains 66% G-Cs and an open reading frame of 328 amino acids with a putative signal or pro-peptide of 39 residues. The mature polypeptide of 289 amino acids has 18 cysteines, a putative ATP-binding site and an RGD tripeptide. The 1.4 kb IGFBP2 transcript is expressed in several human tissues including fetal eye and fetal brain, but not in the human lymphoblastoid cell line against which the retinal cDNA library was subtracted. In situ hybridization to sections of mouse retina localized the mRNA for IGFBP2 primarily in the outer nuclear layer of photoreceptors. Southern blot analysis of DNA from human x rodent and mouse x rodent somatic cell hybrids assigned the gene for IGFBP2 to human chromosome 2q33-qter and mouse chromosome 1 in a known conserved syntenic region.

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    View details for PubMedID 1712312

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