Journal article

THE DROSOPHILA-MELANOGASTER GENOME CONTAINS A MEMBER OF THE RH/T-2/S-GLYCOPROTEIN FAMILY OF RIBONUCLEASE-ENCODING GENES

G HIME, L PRIOR, R SAINT

GENE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1995

Abstract

Members of the Rh/T2/S-glycoprotein family of ribonuclease(RNase)-encoding genes have been found predominantly in fungi, plants and bacteria, where they have been implicated in functions as diverse as the phosphate-starvation response and self-incompatibility. We report the isolation and sequence of DmRNase-66B, the first member of this family to be found in an insect genome. This gene was identified by the analysis of a cDNA clone derived from cytological region 66B1-2 of the genome of Drosophila melanogaster. In a search of sequence databases for homologs of this gene, two animal viral proteins, gp53 of the bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) and gp44/48 of the hog cholera virus (HCV), were..

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