Complete primary structure of the human estrogen-responsive gene (pS2) product.

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Mori K, Fujii R, Kida N, Takahashi H, Ohkubo S, Fujino M, Ohta M, Hayashi K

Complete primary structure of the human estrogen-responsive gene (pS2) product.

J Biochem. 1990 Jan;107(1):73-6.

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pS2 is a human gene whose transcription is directly triggered by estrogen in human breast cancer cells (MCF-7). We described here the complete primary structure of the pS2 gene product. The pS2 protein purified from conditioned medium of MCF-7 cells was S-pyridylethylated and digested with TPCK-trypsin. Five major fragments were obtained by reverse-phase HPLC. Amino acid sequence analysis of these tryptic peptides established that the pS2 protein comprises a 60-amino acid polypeptide. The sequence of the pS2 protein was completely identical to that deduced from the nucleotide sequence of the pS2 gene, if the signal polypeptide is excluded. Furthermore, two cDNA clones encoding an 84-amino acid precursor pS2 protein were isolated from a cDNA library which was constructed with RNA from MCF-7 cells cultured in the presence of estrogen. The nucleotide sequence of one clone (pS2B1) was identical to that of pS2 cDNA previously reported except for one nucleotide in the 3' untranslated region. The other clone (pS2B2) was longer by 73 nucleotides, at the 5' end, than pS2B1. The additional 73 nucleotides are located just upstream of the sequence of pS2B1 in the structure of the pS2 gene, indicating that the pS2 gene has two start sites for transcription. However, a mRNA molecule corresponding to pS2B1 but not to pS2B2 was detected in the cells on RNA blot hybridization analysis, indicating that one transcriptional start site is mainly used.

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