A high-mobility-group protein and its cDNAs from Drosophila melanogaster
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Citation of Original PublicationC. R. Wagner, K. Hamana, and S. C. Elgin, A high-mobility-group protein and its cDNAs from Drosophila melanogaster, Mol Cell Biol. 1992 May; 12(5): 1915–1923, https://doi.org/10.1128/mcb.12.5.1915
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Subjectshigh-mobility-group (HMG) protein
We have identified, purified, and characterized a high-mobility-group (HMG) protein and its cDNAs from Drosophila melanogaster. This protein, HMG D, shares most of the characteristics of vertebrate HMG proteins; it is extractable from nuclei with 0.35 M NaCl, is soluble in 5% perchloric acid, is relatively small (molecular weight of 12,000), has both a high basic (24%) and high acidic (24%) amino acid content, and is a DNA-binding protein. HMG D exhibits characteristics of both the vertebrate HMG 1 and 2 class and the HMG 14 and 17 class of proteins. Its amino acid sequence is similar (36% amino acid identity) to that of HMG1, while its size and selective extraction with ethidium bromide are similar to properties of the HMG 14 and 17 class of proteins. HMG D is encoded by a single-copy gene that maps to 57F8-11 on the right arm of chromosome 2. Two transcripts are observed during embryogenesis; the protein is relatively stable throughout development. By the biochemical criteria of size, solubility, and amino acid content, HMG D appears to be the major HMG protein of D. melanogaster.