Characterization of a 1200-kb genomic segment of chromosome 3p22-p21.3

DNA Res. 1999 Feb 26;6(1):37-44. doi: 10.1093/dnares/6.1.37.


We previously determined the nucleotide sequence and characterized the 685-kb proximal half of CEPH YAC936c1, which corresponds to a portion of human chromosome 3p21.3. In the study reported here, we characterized the remaining 515-kb of this YAC clone corresponding to the telomeric half of its human insert. The newly sequenced region contained a total of ten genes including six reported previously: phospholipase C delta 1 (PLCD1), human activin receptor type IIB (hActR-IIB), organic cation transporter-like 1 (OCTL1), organic cation transporter-like 2 (OCTL2), oxidative stress response 1 (OSR1), and human xylulokinase-like protein (XYLB). The remaining four genes present in the telomeric region included two known genes, MyD88 and ACAA, and two novel genes. One (designated ENGL) of the novel sequences was found to encode an amino-acid sequence homologous to the family of DNA/RNA endonucleases, especially endonuclease G. The other gene F56 revealed no significant homology to any known genes. These results disclosed complete physical and transcriptional maps of the 1200-kb region of 3p present in YAC 936c1.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Blotting, Northern
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Yeast
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 3*
  • Gene Library
  • Humans
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Models, Genetic
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Physical Chromosome Mapping
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Software

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AB020523
  • GENBANK/AB020735