Life and Medical Sciences
Cell & Developmental Biology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
A cluster of human histone genes was found on three overlapping clones isolated from cosmid and bacteriophage libraries. These three overlapping segments of the human genome comprise genes coding for H3.1, an H2A pseudogene, and an H2B.1 gene downstream of the previously characterized H1.2 gene. The cosmid clone covers 30 kb upstream of the H1.2 gene and overlaps with two phage clones covering the core histone genes and the pseudogene. The same arrangement of an H3 gene, an H2A pseudogene and an H2B gene downstream of an H1 gene has been described within a mouse histone gene cluster [Yang et al.: J Biol Chem 262:17118-17125, 1987; Gruber et al.: Gene 95:303-304, 1990].
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