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Human health sciences : Oncology
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Isolation from a multigene family of the active human gene of the metastasis-associated multifunctional protein 37LRP/p40 at chromosome 3p21.3.
Jackers, Pascale [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Laboratoire de recherche sur les métastases > >]
Minoletti, Fabiola [Istituto dei Tumori, Milano, Italy > > > > > >]
Belotti, Dorina [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > > Laboratoire de recherche sur les métastases > >]
Clausse, Nathalie [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > > Laboratoire de recherche sur les métastases > >]
Sozzi, Gabriella [Istituto dei Tumori, Milano, Italy > > > > > >]
Sobel, Mark E. [National Cancer Institute - NCI > > > > Molecular Pathology Section > >]
Castronovo, Vincenzo mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Laboratoire de recherche sur les métastases > >]
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[en] Amino Acid Sequence ; Base Sequence ; Chromosome Mapping ; Chromosomes, Human, Pair 3 ; Cloning, Molecular ; DNA Probes ; DNA, Neoplasm/genetics/isolation & purification ; Humans ; In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence ; Introns ; Molecular Sequence Data ; Neoplasm Metastasis ; Promoter Regions, Genetic ; Protein Precursors/genetics ; Receptors, Laminin
[en] The 37 kD precursor of the 67 kD laminin receptor (37LRP) is a polypeptide whose expression is consistently upregulated in aggressive carcinoma. Interestingly, the 37LRP appears to be a multifunctional protein involved in the translational machinery and has also been identified as p40 ribosome-associated protein. Although highly conserved cDNAs corresponding to this polypeptide have been isolated from several species including vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and prokaryotes, characterization of any of the corresponding active genes has never been reported. In this study, we have cloned an intron-containing fragment which permitted us to isolate the active 37LRP/p40 human gene. This gene contains seven exons and six introns. Ribonuclease protection experiments suggest multiple transcription start sites. The promoter area does not bear a TATA box but contains four Sp1 sites. The first intron is also GC rich containing five Sp1 sites. Intron 4 contains the full sequence of the small nuclear RNA E2 and two Alu sequences are found in intron 3. Fluorescent in situ hybridization localized the 37LRP/p40 active gene on chromosome 3 in the locus 3p21.3 which, interestingly, is a hot spot for genetic alterations in several cancers and particularly in small cell lung carcinoma.
Association contre le Cancer; the European Community program Biomed 1; Télévie; Association Sportive contre le Cancer; NFSR (Belgium)
"Etude de la famille mutigénique codant pour la protéine PRL37/p40"
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In this paper, the name of the second author "Filomena Minoletti" was incorrectly reported. The correct name of the second author should read FABIOLA Minoletti. An erratum was published in Oncogene (1997) 14, 627

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