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Genomics. 1993 Sep;17(3):759-61.

Gene encoding the collagen type I and thrombospondin receptor CD36 is located on chromosome 7q11.2.

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Departamento de Immunología, Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain.


The human CD36 is a member of a gene family of structurally related glycoproteins and functions as a receptor for collagen type I and thrombospondin. CD36 also binds to red blood cells infected with the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. In the present study, the CD36 gene was assigned to chromosome 7 by using the polymerase chain reaction with DNA from human-hamster somatic cell hybrids. Furthermore, the use of a CD36 genomic probe has allowed the localization of the CD36 locus to the 7q11.2 band by fluorescence in situ hybridization coupled with GTG-banding.

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