Cloning and chromosomal mapping of bovine interleukin-2 receptor gamma gene

DNA Cell Biol. 1996 Jun;15(6):453-9. doi: 10.1089/dna.1996.15.453.


Interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) gamma chain, a member of the cytokine receptor superfamily, forms a high-affinity receptor with IL-2R alpha and beta chains that plays an important role in interleukin-2 (IL-2) signal transduction. We have cloned and characterized the bovine IL-2Rgamma gene and corresponding cDNA. Bovine IL-2Rgamma is a single-copy gene that contains 8 exons and spans approximately 3.8 kb. The promoter region lacks conventional TATA and CCAAT consensus sites, but contains several regulatory elements that are recognition sites for the GATA binding proteins, AP-1 and AP-2. Physical assignment by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) placed the bovine IL-2Rgamma gene on chromosome Xq23.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Binding Sites
  • Cattle
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA, Complementary / genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Exons / genetics
  • Gene Dosage
  • Genes / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic / genetics
  • Receptors, Interleukin-2 / genetics*
  • Transcription Factor AP-1 / metabolism
  • Transcription Factor AP-2
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism
  • X Chromosome / genetics*


  • DNA, Complementary
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Receptors, Interleukin-2
  • Transcription Factor AP-1
  • Transcription Factor AP-2
  • Transcription Factors

Associated data

  • GENBANK/U33748