Chromosomal localization of human lactotransferrin gene (Ltf) by in situ hybridization

J. L. McCombs, C. T. Teng, B. T. Pentecost, V. L. Magnuson, C. M. Moore, J. R. McGill

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Lactotransferrin (LTF) is an important member of the transferrin family of proteins. These proteins play an essential role in the transport of iron in extracellular fluid (Aisen and Lis-towsky. 1980). Southern blot analysis of mouse-human somatic cell hybrids have localized the LTF gene to region q21→qter of human chromosome 3 (Teng et al., unpublished data). Using the same full-length mouse cDNA probe (2.2 kb), the LTF gene was mapped to human chromosomal bands 3q21→q23 by in situ hybridization. The sublocalization of the LTF gene to 3q21→q23 is in the region of human chromosome 3 where the gene loci of transferrin and transferrin receptor have been localized (Yang et al. 1984; van dc Rijn el al. 1983).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-17
Number of pages2
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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