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Nature. 1984 May 31-Jun 6;309(5967):418-25.

Human epidermal growth factor receptor cDNA sequence and aberrant expression of the amplified gene in A431 epidermoid carcinoma cells.


The complete 1,210-amino acid sequence of the human epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor precursor, deduced from cDNA clones derived from placental and A431 carcinoma cells, reveals close similarity between the entire predicted v-erb-B mRNA oncogene product and the receptor transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains. A single transmembrane region of 23 amino acids separates the extracellular EGF binding and cytoplasmic domains. The receptor gene is amplified and apparently rearranged in A431 cells, generating a truncated 2.8-kilobase mRNA which encodes only the extracellular EGF binding domain.

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