Cloning of Human Brain and Mouse Brain cDNAs Coding for S1, the Second Member of the Mammalian Elongation Factor-1 alpha Gene Family: Analysis of a Possible Evolutionary Pathway

S. Lee, D. K. Ann, E. Wang

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Abstract

We previously reported the cloning of a rat S1 cDNA whose deduced amino acid sequence shares high similarity (92%) with that of mammalian elongation factor-1 alpha (EF-1α), a protein involved in the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to the ribosome during peptide synthesis. We report here the isolation of a full-length cDNA from a mouse brain library and a partial-length cDNA from a human hippocampus library which share extensive sequence similarity to rat S1 cDNA. We show that, as with mammalian EF-1αs, the predicted primary amino acid sequences of rat, mouse, and human S1 are almost identical, except for one conservative substitution. These results indicate that mouse and man contain a second member of the EF-1α gene family, the S1 gene. They also suggest that our result obtained in rat may be extrapolated to mouse and man.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1371-1377
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Volume203
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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