Complementary DNA clones corresponding to the human serum amyloid P component (SAP) were isolated, and the complete nucleotide and derived amino acid sequence of preSAP was determined. PreSAP biosynthesis is directed by a 1.1-kilobase mRNA. Synthesis and postsynthetic processing of preSAP in Xenopus oocytes result in secretion of a protein with mobility similar to native purified SAP when analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis. The human SAP gene is on chromosome 1, probably closely linked to the gene for C-reactive protein which encodes the related acute phase reactant found in human plasma.
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|Journal of Biological Chemistry
|Published - 1985