Human Monocytes - CD14, CD16 - Ziegler-Heitbrock


Cloning of a functional cDNA for human cytidine deaminase (CDD) and its use as a marker of monocyte/macrophage differentiation


We have identified a cDNA clone for human cytidine deaminase (EC during an investigation which aimed at cloning novel gene expression products related to monocyte/macrophage differentiation. The derived amino acid sequence of the clone comprises 145 residues yielding a molecular mass for the polypeptide of 16.1 kDa and exhibits a nearly 50% homology to cytidine deaminase from Bacillus subtilis. Cytidine deaminase activity of the cloned sequence could be demonstrated in a prokaryotic expression system. The mRNA is highly expressed in granulocytes while expression is very low in fibroblasts, chondrocytes, monocytes, and T- as well as B-cell lines. The mRNA can be induced in monocytes, the monocytoid cell line U937 and the myeloblastic line HL 60 by the differentiation inducer calcitriol.

Authors: Kühn, K., Bertling, W.M., Emmrich, F.
Journal: Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 190: 1-7
Year: 1993
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