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Genomics. 1992 Feb;12(2):313-8.

Chromosomal mapping of the human annexin IV (ANX4) gene.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.


Annexin IV (placental anticoagulant protein II) is a member of the annexin or lipocortin family of calcium-dependent phospholipid-binding proteins. A cDNA for human annexin IV was isolated from a placental library that is 675 bases longer in the 3' untranslated region than previously reported, indicating the existence of alternative mRNA processing for this gene. Genomic Southern blotting with a cDNA probe indicated a gene size of 18-56 kb. Primers developed for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) allowed amplification of a 1.6-kb portion of the ANX4 gene. DNA sequence analysis showed that this PCR product contained a single intron with exon-intron boundaries in exactly the same position as in the mouse annexin I and annexin II genes. PCR analysis of a somatic cell hybrid panel mapped the ANX4 gene to chromosome 2, and in situ hybridization with a cDNA probe showed a unique locus for ANX4 at 2p13. This study provides further evidence that genes for the annexins are dispersed throughout the genome but are similar in size and exon-intron organization.

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