Identification of the 48-base-long primordial building block sequence of mouse immunoglobulin variable region genes.


Mouse immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable region (Ig VH) genes apparently arose from the approximately 600-base-pair-long (approximately 12 tandem repeats of the 48-base-pair-long primordial building block sequence TTC-AGC-AGC-CTG-ACT-GGA-TAT-GAC-CTG-GAG-TGG-ACT-TAC-TGC-GCA-AGA) that in the original reading frame specified the amino acid sequence Phe-Ser… (More)


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