Identification of multiple forms of 180-kDa ribosome receptor in human cells.

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Langley R, Leung E, Morris C, Berg R, McDonald M, Weaver A, Parry DA, Ni J, Su J, Gentz R, Spurr N, Krissansen GW

Identification of multiple forms of 180-kDa ribosome receptor in human cells.

DNA Cell Biol. 1998 May;17(5):449-60.

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Herein, we describe the analysis and mapping of cDNA clones encoding variant forms of the human homolog of the canine 180-kDa ribosome receptor (p180). One form, similar to the chicken ES/130 homolog, possesses a large uninterrupted C-terminal region composed predominantly of heptad repeats predicted to form an alpha-helical double-stranded coiled-coil rod. Other forms contain in addition a 10-amino acid consensus motif, NQGKKAEGAQ, repeated up to 54 times in tandem close to the N-terminus. Such repeats in canine p180 represent a ribosome-binding domain. The cDNA hybridized to a major 6-kb transcript in all tissues examined, where very high expression was observed in tissues that carry out a high level of secretion such as pancreas, liver, and placenta. The ES130/p180 gene was mapped to chromosome 20p12, and a potential pseudogene appears to reside on chromosome 7. In summary, the data suggest that p180 exists in humans in different forms because of complete removal of tandem repeats, or partial intraexonic splicing, creating different repeat lengths with potentially novel ribosome-binding characteristics.

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NameUniProt ID
Ribosome-binding protein 1Q9P2E9Details