N-terminal and cDNA characterization of murine lymphocyte antigen Ly-6C.2

J Immunol. 1988 Jan 1;140(1):305-10.


The Ly-6C.2 molecule was purified from K36 tumor cells by affinity chromatography and gel filtration. The electrophoretically homogeneous preparation, with m.w. 15,000, was tested with a panel of antibodies that confirmed the presence of the LY-6C.2 epitope. An N-terminal sequence of 39 amino acids was obtained showing 59% homology with the corresponding portion of the Ly-6A.2 polypeptide. Based on the least homologous (29%) 14 amino acid segment, an oligonucleotide probe was constructed, and Ly-6C.2 cDNA was cloned from a BW5147 cDNA library. A 794-base pair cDNA containing the entire coding region had 82% homology with Ly-6A.2 cDNA. The encoded polypeptide sequence of 131 amino acids containing a perfect correlation with the N-terminal sequence data was 63% homologous with that of Ly-6A.2. The greatest homology was in the leader, first 16 N-terminal and last 39 C-terminal amino acids. The latter are likely to be important in determining the attachment of glycophosphatidylinositol. Despite results indicating fewer disulfide constraints in the Ly-6C molecule, the predicted sequence contains 10 cysteine residues nearly perfectly matched with those predicted in Ly-6A.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antigens, Ly / genetics*
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA / genetics
  • Genes
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Protein Conformation
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antigens, Ly
  • DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M18466