Isolation, characterization and chromosomal localization of cDNA clones for the E1 beta subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex.


Journal Article

A full-length cDNA clone for the E1 beta subunit of the human pyruvate dehydrogenase (PyrDH) complex was isolated from a human skin fibroblast cDNA library. When sequenced, it showed differences from the nucleotide sequence already published [Koike, K., Ohta, S., Urata, Y., Kagawa, Y. & Koike, M. (1988) Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 85, 41-45], such that 19 amino acids were different in the translated open reading frame. Northern blotting of human fibroblast cell lines revealed a major mRNA species of 1.6 kb and a weaker band of 5.5 kb. In a series of nine PyrDH-complex-deficient cell lines from patients with this deficiency, no patients had severely reduced amounts of mRNA, but there was one patient cell line with an increased amount of abnormal-size mRNA. Chromosome localization carried out with DNA blots from man-mouse hybrid cell lines indicated that the E1 beta subunit of pyruvate dehydrogenase is located on chromosome 3. A motif AXGXXXXGL(R/K)X15(D/E)Q was found in common with a variety of other oxo-acid oxidoreductases, but its function is not known.

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Cited Authors

  • Chun, K; Mackay, N; Willard, HF; Robinson, BH

Published Date

  • December 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 194 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 587 - 592

PubMed ID

  • 1702713

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1702713

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-1033

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-2956

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1432-1033.1990.tb15656.x


  • eng