Cloning, expression, and mapping of PDCD9, the human homolog of Gallus gallus pro-apoptotic protein p52

L. Carim, L. Sumoy, M. Nadal, X. Estivill, Mònica Escarceller

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We report the sequence, tissue distribution, and chromosome location of a novel gene, PDCD9 (programmed cell death 9). PDCD9 is the mammalian counterpart of the Gallus gallus pro-apoptotic protein p52. The human cDNA has an open reading frame of 1314 nucleotides and was predicted to encode a protein of 438 amino acids with a calculated mass of 50 kDa. The protein sequences of chicken, mouse, and human PDCD9 are remarkably conserved. PDCD9 mRNA is expressed ubiquitously in adult tissues, displaying a stronger signal in heart, skeletal muscle, kidney, and liver. PDCD9 was mapped to chromosome 5q11.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalCytogenetics and Cell Genetics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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