AbstractWe cloned a human PEX11 cDNA by expressed sequence tag homology search using yeast Candida boidinii PEX11, followed by screening of human liver cDNA library. PEX11 encoded a peroxisomal protein Pex11p comprising 247 amino acids, with two transmembrane segments and a dilysine motif at the C-terminus. Pex11p comigrated in SDS-PAGE with a 28-kDa peroxisomal integral membrane protein (PMP28) isolated from the liver of clofibrate-treated rats and was crossreactive to anti-PMP28 antibody, thereby indicating PEX11 to encode PMP28. Pex11p exposes both N- and C-terminal parts to the cytosol. PEX11 was not responsible for ten complementation groups of human peroxisome deficiency disorders
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