The sequence of a complementary DNA clone coding for a human autoimmune antigen has been determined. This DNA sequence predicts the amino acid sequence of a small protein ('E') which is associated with small nuclear RNA in human cells. Analysis of the predicted protein sequence suggests that the E protein is not closely related to other nucleic acid binding proteins. Screening of a human genomic DNA library has led to the isolation of several members of the E protein multigene family. Sequence analysis of one member of this family reveals that it is flanked by direct repeats and contains several mutations. One of these mutations, an insertion, terminates the long open reading frame. These features are compatible with the designation of this sequence as a processed pseudogene.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology