A cDNA clone of murine macrophage inflammatory protein 2 (MIP-2) has been isolated from a library prepared from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells and the nucleotide sequence determined. This cDNA was used to clone cDNAs for human homologues of MIP-2 from a library prepared from phorbol myristate acetate-treated and LPS-stimulated U937 cells. Two homologues were isolated and sequenced. Human MIP-2 alpha and MIP-2 beta are highly homologous to each other and to a previously isolated gene, human gro/melanoma growth-stimulating activity (MGSA). These three human genes, MIP-2 alpha, MIP-2 beta, and gro/MGSA, constitute a sub-family within the cytokine family represented by platelet factor 4 and interleukin 8.
Cloning and characterization of cDNAs for murine macrophage inflammatory protein 2 and its human homologues.
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P Tekamp-Olson, C Gallegos, D Bauer, J McClain, B Sherry, M Fabre, S van Deventer, A Cerami; Cloning and characterization of cDNAs for murine macrophage inflammatory protein 2 and its human homologues.. J Exp Med 1 September 1990; 172 (3): 911–919. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.172.3.911
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