American Journal of Immunology

A True "Candidate Ig Kappa Gene" in the Sea-Star: Asterias rubens (Echinoderma)

Michel Leclerc, Patricia Otten and Magne Osteras

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2013.75.77

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 75-77


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 correlated with Ig Kappa gene. A candidate Ig kappa gene (IgK chain V-IV region S107B precursor) more convincing in term of genome was shown.


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