A probe generated from the coding sequence of the rat hepatic β-galactoside α2,6-sialyltransferase was used to screen a human cDNA library constructed of human submaxillary gland mRNA lambda gt-11. We report the isolation and characterization of a human cDNA, HSM-ST1, that is putatively the human homolog of the β-galactoside α2,6-sialyltransferase. The largest human clone contains a 1.3 kb cDNA insert and is predicted to encompass 75% of the coding sequence as well as a small portion of the 3′ untranslated region. Comparative analysis of this insert with the rat hepatic α2,6-sialyltransferase sequence indicates 79% nucleotide similarity between the two sequences in the predicted coding region. On the amino acid level, the degree of conservation is 86%. Substantial sequence similarity is observed in the 3′-untranslated region between the rat and human sequences as well. S1 nuclease analysis was performed to demonstrate the expression of HSM-ST1 transcripts in the human hepatoma cell line, HepG2, and in the human colonic adenocarcinoma cell lines, LS174T.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 16 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology