Organization and expression of the lambda-like genes that contribute to the mu-psi light chain complex in human pre-B cells.


Lambda-like genes encode a polypeptide chain that associates with VpreB and mu chain in the so-called mu-psi light chain complex specifically expressed in pre-B cells. In humans, the lambda-like gene cluster contains three genes, termed 14.1, 16.1, and F lambda 1. The 14.1 gene contains three exons and was previously sequenced. The 16.1 and F lambda 1 have… (More)