P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1, CD162) is a dimeric, mucin-like, transmembrane glycoprotein constitutively expressed on leukocytes. A high baseline level of P-selectin expression in circulating equine platelets suggests a primed state toward inflammation and thrombosis via P-selectin/PSGL-1 adhesion. To investigate the potential role of equine P-selectin in these events, we first identified the cDNA sequence of equine PSGL-1 (ePSGL-1) using degenerate PCR and RACE-PCR and then compared the predicted sequence with that of human PSGL-1 (hPSGL-1). ePSGL-1 protein subunit is predicted to be 43 kDa and composed of 420 amino acids with a predicted 18-amino-acid signal sequence showing 78% homology to hPSGL-1. Previously published work has shown that binding of P-selectin requires sulfation of at least one of three tyrosines and O-glycosylation of one threonine in the N-terminus of human PSGL-1. However, the corresponding domain in ePSGL-1, spanning residues 19–43, contains only one tyrosine in the vicinity of two threonines at positions 25 and 41. ePSGL-1 contains 14 threonine/serine-rich decameric repeats as compared to hPSGL-1 which contains 14–16 threonine-rich decameric repeats. The transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains display 91% and 74% homology to corresponding human PSGL-1 domains, respectively. In summary, there is 71% homology in comparing the open reading frame (ORF) of ePSGL-1 with that of hPSGL-1. The greatest homologies between species exist in the transmembrane domain and cytoplasmic tail while substantial differences exist in the extracellular domain.
Mammalian Genome – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 1, 2004
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