Evolution of lipoproteins deduced from protein sequence data

Comp Biochem Physiol B. 1977;57(4):309-15. doi: 10.1016/0305-0491(77)90060-8.

Abstract

1. Human serum apolipoprotein A-I contains a prominent 11-residue sequence periodicity. 2. Similar 11-residue segments occur in the other sequenced human apolipoproteins, C-I, C-III, and A-II. 3. Computer analyses of the sequences support the hypothesis that they evolved from a common ancestor. 4. An evolutionary history of these proteins is proposed. 5. The estimated rate of change of these proteins indicates that all four types will be found throughout the vertebrates and that related proteins will also be found in invertebrates.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Apolipoprotein A-I
  • Apolipoprotein A-II
  • Apolipoprotein C-I
  • Apolipoprotein C-III
  • Apolipoproteins / genetics*
  • Apolipoproteins A / genetics
  • Apolipoproteins C / genetics
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Gene Amplification
  • Humans
  • Macaca mulatta / genetics
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Software

Substances

  • Apolipoprotein A-I
  • Apolipoprotein A-II
  • Apolipoprotein C-I
  • Apolipoprotein C-III
  • Apolipoproteins
  • Apolipoproteins A
  • Apolipoproteins C