Assignment of the gene locus for human α-l-fucosidase to chromosome 1 by analysis of somatic cell hybrids

B. M. Turner, M. Smith, V. S. Turner, R. S. Kucherlapati, F. H. Ruddle, K. Hirschhorn

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Abstract

The α-l-fucosidases (EC 3.2.1.51) from human and mouse cells could be separated by isoelectric focusing of neuraminidase-treated cell extracts in acrylamide slab gels. Fourteen hybrid clones derived from the fusion of mouse and human cultured fibroblasts and 37 hybrid clones derived from the fusion of human long-term lymphoid lines with mouse RAG cells were tested for expression of human α-l-fucosidase. A strong correlation between the expression of the human enzyme and the presence or absence of human chromosome 1 was found. The presence of human α-l-fucosidase in clones scored as positive by isoelectric focusing was confirmed by Ouchterlony double immunodiffusion against IgG from rabbits immunized with purified human α-l-fucosidase. It is concluded that the structural gene locus for human α-l-fucosidase is located on chromosome 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalSomatic Cell Genetics
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1978

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