Published by Springer-Verlag on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
European Journal of Biochemistry vol:262 issue:1 pages:36-42
sds22 is a regulatory subunit of protein phosphatase-1 that is required for the completion of mitosis in yeast. It consists largely of 11 tandem leucine-rich repeats of 22 residues that are expected to mediate interactions with other polypeptides, including protein phosphatase-1. In this paper, we report on the structure of the human gene encoding sds22, designated PPP1R7. This gene (33 kb) comprises 11 exons, but these do not coincide with the sequences encoding the leucine-rich repeats. Up to six splice variants can be generated by exon skipping and alternative polyadenylation, as revealed by expressed sequence tag database analysis, RT-PCR and Northern blot analysis. The sds22 transcripts are expected to encode four different polypeptides. sds22alpha1 corresponds to the variant cloned previously from human brain [Renouf et al. (1995) FEBS Lett. 375, 75-78]. Sds22beta1 is truncated within the ninth repeat and has a short and different C-terminus. Both variants also exist without the sequence corresponding to exon 2, and these are termed sds22alpha2 and sds22beta2. The 5'-flanking region of PPP1R7 contains two NF-Y-binding CCAAT boxes near the transcription start site and potential binding sites for the transcription factors c-Myb, Ik-2 and NF-1, which are conserved in the mouse gene.