The human PECAM1 gene maps to 17q23

R. J. Gumina, N. E. Kirschbaum, P. N. Rao, P. VanTuinen, P. J. Newman

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We have determined the chromosomal and regional location of the gene encoding PECAM-1 (termed PECAM1 by GBD nomenclature) using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based analysis of somatic cell hybrids. Analysis of a somatic cell hybrid chromosome panel established that the PECAM1 gene is on chromosome 17. Interestingly, several adhesion molecules expressed on platelets and endothelium also localize to chromosome 17: the GP1BA locus (glycoprotein (GP) Ibα) has been provisionally mapped to the region 17p12- pter, the ITGA2B (GPIIb) and the ITGB3 (GPI-IIa) loci have been confirmed to the region 17q21.32; and the ICAM2 locus has been provisionally mapped to the region 17q23-q25. To determine if the PECAM1 locus colocalizes with any of the loci for these adhesion molecules, PCR-based analysis of a regional mapping panel for human chromosome 17 was conducted. We found that the PECAM1 locus is on the long arm of chromosome 17, in the region q23-qter. To confirm this observation and obtain a more precise localization of the PECAM1 locus, fluorescence in situ hybridization was conducted. Together our data allowed assignment of the PECAM1 locus to the region 17q23.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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