Full-length human LINE-1 retrotransposons encode p40 proteins with varying electrophoretic mobilities under denaturing conditions. The p40 expressed from the first open reading frame in the LINE-1 copy designated L1.2A co- electrophoreses with the endogenous p40 in human teratocarcinoma cells. This finding is consistent with previous data indicating that L1.2A is an active element. The amino acid sequence in the central region of the L1.2A p40 accounts, at least in part, for its characteristic mobility. This region includes sequences which can, in principle, form a leucine zipper.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology