American Journal of Immunology

A True New Gene: An Invertebrate Antibody Igkappa Gene

Michel Leclerc, Nadine Vincent, Magne Osteras and Patricia Otten

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2013.101.102

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 9, 2013

Pages 101-102

Abstract

The sea star Asterias rubens reacts specifically to the antigen: Horse-Radish Peroxydase (HRP) and produces an «antibody» anti-HRP.We had presented a candidate IgKappa gene corresponding to this last one in 2013. We show now the gene called: «sea star IgKappa gene» in its specificity. We have to know, at the present time that, at our knowledge, the sea star doesn’t react specifically to all the antigens.

Copyright

© 2013 Michel Leclerc, Nadine Vincent, Magne Osteras and Patricia Otten. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.