Primary structure of dystrophin-associated glycoproteins linking dystrophin to the extracellular matrix

  title={Primary structure of dystrophin-associated glycoproteins linking dystrophin to the extracellular matrix},
  author={Oxana Ibraghimov-Beskrovnaya and James M. Ervasti and Cynthia J. Leveille and Clive A. Slaughter and Suzanne W. Sernett and Kevin P. Campbell},
The primary sequence of two components of the dystrophin–glycoprotein complex has been established by complementary DNA cloning. The transmembrane 43K and extracellular 156K dystrophin-associated glycoproteins (DAGs) are encoded by a single messenger RNA and the extracellular 156K DAG binds laminin. Thus, the 156K DAG is a new laminin-binding glycoprotein which may provide a linkage between the sarcolemma and extracellular matrix. These results support the hypothesis that the dramatic reduction… 

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