Genomic organization of the human T-cell antigen-receptor alpha/delta locus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Two clusters of overlapping cosmid clones comprising about 100 kilobases (kb) at the human T-cell antigen-receptor alpha/delta locus were isolated from a genomic library. The structure of the germ-line V delta 1 variable gene segment was determined. V delta 1 is located 8.5 kb downstream of the V alpha 13.1 gene segment, and both V segments are arranged in the same transcriptional orientation. The V alpha 17.1 segment is located between V delta 1 and the D delta, J delta, C delta region (containing the diversity, joining, and constant gene segments). Thus, V delta and V alpha segments are interspersed along the chromosome. The germ-line organization of the D delta 2, J delta 1, and J delta 2 segments was determined. Linkage of C delta to the J alpha region was established by identification of J alpha segments within 20 kb downstream of C delta. The organization of the locus was also analyzed by field-inversion gel electrophoresis. The unrearranged V delta 1 and D delta, J delta, C delta regions are quite distant from each other, apparently separated by a minimum of 175-180 kb.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Satyanarayana, K; Hata, S; Devlin, P; Roncarolo, MG; De Vries, JE; Spits, H; Strominger, JL; Krangel, MS

Published Date

  • November 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 8166 - 8170

PubMed ID

  • 3186718

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC282388

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.85.21.8166


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States