Two cDNA clones encoding the pan-B cell CD20 antigen were isolated from a COS cell expression library. The two clones bear identical coding sequences and differ only in the length of the 3' untranslated region. The predicted CD20 sequence is 297 residues long and contains three hydrophobic domains, one of which is long enough to span the membrane twice. COS cells transfected with either CD20 clone express an immunoreactive protein of 33 kD.

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