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Mol Immunol. 1989 Feb;26(2):153-61.

Characterization of a broadly expressed human leucocyte surface antigen MEM-43 anchored in membrane through phosphatidylinositol.

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Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha.

Abstract

A monoclonal antibody MEM-43 was prepared, which recognizes an antigen expressed on all peripheral blood leucocytes, on erythrocytes and several cell lines, but is absent from U937, Nalm-6, Daudi and Raji cell lines. The antigen isolated by immunoaffinity chromatography from several cell lines is an 18,000-25,000 mol. wt glycoprotein. An apparently identical antigen isolated from erythrocytes binds to several lectins and has a 14,000 mol. wt polypeptide backbone, modified by an endoglycosidase F-sensitive carbohydrate moiety. The epitope recognized is reduction-sensitive. The sequence of N-terminal 17 amino acid residues was determined; five out of six N-terminal amino acids are identical to those found at the N-terminus of the mouse lymphocyte surface antigen Ly-6C. The antigen is completely released from the cell surface after treatment with phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C.

PMID:
2918859
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