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The mouse Fc receptor for IgG (Ly-17): molecular cloning and specificity.

Hogarth PM, Hibbs ML, Bonadonna L, Scott BM, Witort E, Pietersz GA, McKenzie IF

  • Journal Immunogenetics

  • Published 13 Oct 1987

  • Volume 26

  • ISSUE 3

  • Pagination 161-8

  • DOI 10.1007/BF00365906


A cDNA clone encoding the mouse Ly-17+ Fc receptor for IgG, isolated from a myelomonocytic cell line, was sequenced and expression of mRNA and the functional Fc gamma R investigated. The receptor is a 301 amino acid transmembrane glycoprotein with two homologous extracellular domains that are also homologous to members of the Ig superfamily. The receptor has four sites of N-linked glycosylation and a long 94 amino acid cytoplasmic tail. Northern analysis, immune complex binding, and serological studies demonstrate that the receptor encoded by the cDNA clone binds mouse IgG gamma 1/2b and rabbit IgG complexes.