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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 Jan 3;230(1):94-9.

Cloning and expression of cDNA encoding the human 150 kDa oxygen-regulated protein, ORP150.

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HSP Research Institute, Kyoto Research Park, Shimogyo-ku, Japan.


We have cloned a cDNA encoding the human 150 kDa oxygen-regulated protein (ORP150) from hypoxia-treated astrocytoma U373 cDNA library. The deduced amino acid sequence of 999 residues contains a signal peptide and an ER retention-like signal at the N- and C-termini, respectively. It has a striking sequence similarity (91% identity) with Chinese hamster 170 kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP170). The N-terminal half of ORP150 exhibits significant similarity to the ATPase domain of HSP70 family proteins with well-conserved ATP binding motifs. Northern blot analysis revealed that induction of ORP150 in U373 cells was not limited to hypoxia but also observed by 2-deoxyglucose or tunicamycin treatment. Furthermore, tissue specificity of expression of ORP150 was quite similar to that of GRP78. These findings suggest that ORP150 participates in quality control of proteins in the ER in response to diverse environmental stresses.

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