American Journal of Immunology

A NEW PRESUMED IGKAPPA GENE IMPLIED IN THE SEA STAR IMMUNE RESPONSE

Michel Leclerc, Magne Osteras and Patricia Otten

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2014.33.34

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 10, 2014

Pages 33-34

Abstract

The existence of another candidate IgKappa gene of 697 nucleotides, was recently, demonstrated, in the sea star Asterias rubens genome. This last gene was cloned and shown, with its sequence, in the present study. Its potential role in the sea star immune response was accentuated.

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© 2014 Michel Leclerc, 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.