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CD2 (T11, sheep erythrocyte receptor) is a surface antigen of the human T-lymphocyte lineage. cDNA clones encoding CD2 have been isolated by using the purified, denatured CD2 to raise a rat antiserum. Positive clones were recognized in a phage lambda gt11 expression library prepared from the human leukemia T-cell line J6. The DNA sequence contained an open reading frame encoding 360 amino acids. The N-terminal 24 amino acids were characteristic of a signal peptide and were followed by a region that matched all 25 residues of the CD2 N terminus previously determined by amino acid sequencing. The predicted amino acid sequence is consistent with that of a transmembrane glycoprotein containing three potential N-glycosylation sites on the N-terminal side of a 26-amino acid hydrophobic segment. There is a large cytoplasmic domain of 125 amino acids that is rich in proline and in basic residues. RNA blot-hybridization analysis demonstrated hybridization only in those T cells that were positive for surface CD2 antigen. There are limited regions of sequence similarity to members of the immunoglobulin supergene family.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

Publication Date

11/1986

Volume

83

Pages

8718 - 8722

Keywords

Amino Acid Sequence, Animals, Antigens, Differentiation, T-Lymphocyte, Antigens, Surface, Base Sequence, Cloning, Molecular, DNA, Humans, Immune Sera, Nucleic Acid Hybridization, RNA, Messenger, Rats, T-Lymphocytes