The gene for human erythrocyte protein 4.2 maps to chromosome 15q15

V. Najfeld, S. G. Ballard, J. Menninger, D. C. Ward, E. E. Bouhassira, R. S. Schwartz, R. L. Nagel, A. C. Rybicki

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Protein 4.2 (P4.2), one of the major components of the red-blood-cell membrane, is located on the interior surface, where it binds with high affinity to the cytoplasmic domain of band 3. Individuals whose red blood cells are deficient in P4.2 have osmotically fragile, abnormally shaped cells and moderate hemolytic anemia. cDNA clones from both the 5′ and the 3′ coding regions of the P4.2 gene were used to map its chromosomal location by fluorescence in situ hybridization. The probes, individually or in combination, gave specific hybridization signals on chromosome 15. The hybridization locus was identified by combining fluorescence images of the probe signals with fluorescence banding patterns generated by Alu-PCR (R-like) probe and by DAPI staining (G-like). Our results demonstrate that the locus of the P4.2 gene is located within 15q15.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Human Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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