Biology of Proteoglycans by Thomas N. Wight and Robert P. Mecham (Eds.)

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1984). Preliminary results indicate that the glycosaminoglycan chains are probably located in a pepsin-sensitive area of the amino-terminal region of the a2-chain, where the Gly-X-Y repeat has not been maintained (P. Bruckner, per­ sonal communication). The "interruption" in the Gly-X-Y triplet re­ peat could be caused by a deletion, addition, or substitution of nu­ cleotides. In such a case, it is possible t h a t the disrupted collagen helix would have exposed a cryptic glycosylation site. B.

By analysis of m u t a n t flies exhibiting aberrant sleep-wake cycles and courtship songs, the period {per) locus was defined in a specific region of the X chromosome (Konopka and Benzer, 1971). 5 kb (Bargiello and Young, 1984). , 1984). The mRNA transcribed from the per locus contains 24 copies of a tandemly repeated sequence ACNGGN (encoding Thr-Gly) and a total of 28 copies interspersed throughout the gene. This sequence is very close to the codons used to encode the Ser-Gly dipeptide (TCAGGC) which the­ oretically could provide a substrate for initiation of chondroitin sulfate chains.

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