alexa Evidence of complement genes in the sea-star Asterias rubens. Comparisons with the sea urchin.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): Leclerc M, Kresdorn N, Rotter B

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Abstract The axial organ of the sea star Asterias rubens is a primitive immune organ. The B-like cells, when stimulated by various antigens, produce antibody substances correlating with Ig kappa genes, .On the other hand,component complement genes were found. For each component, one or several contigs were analyzed. It is said that Asterias forbesi, another sea-star, in earlier results, showed complement-like activity. A brief comparison with the complement system in sea urchin was performed, especially about the C3 component. Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V. This article was published in Immunol Lett and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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