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Davis DL , Burch JBE
Isolation of a Chicken Hmg2 Cdna Clone and Evidence for an Hmg2-Specific 3'-Untranslated Region
Gene. 1992 Apr 15;113(2) :251-256
PMID: ISI:A1992HT14500015   
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HMG1 and HMG2 (high-mobility group proteins) are two of the most abundant nonhistone chromosomal proteins in higher eukaryotes. Mammalian HMG1 cDNA sequences have the unusual feature of being conserved not only over their coding regions, but also over large segments of their 3'-untranslated regions (3' UTRs) as well. In contrast, the only reported mammalian HMG2 cDNA clone has a distinct 3' UTR. We now report the isolation of a chicken HMG2 cDNA clone and show that it is markedly similar to the mammalian HMG2 cDNA clone over both its coding regions and 3' UTRs. We therefore infer that the 3' UTRs of the HMG1 and HMG2 genes are subject to distinct evolutionary pressures. Our data, along with published data, also serve to highlight 26 amino acid positions where HMG1 and HMG2 are distinctly conserved, and we note that trout HMG-T conforms to the HMG1 paradigm at most of these diagnostic positions.
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