Kaixia Feng

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To investigate the evolution and immune function of C-type lectin in amphioxus, the primitive representative of the chordate phylum, we identified three C-type lectins consisting solely of a carbohydrate recognition domain and N-terminal signal peptide and found that they had distinct express patterns in special tissues and immune response to stimulations(More)
Human adenovirus 3 (HAdV-3) occurs epidemically in China in recent years. It can cause life-threatening infection in young children and immunocompromised patients. Development of reliable diagnostic reagents for adenovirus infection is important in surveillance and control of the infection. In this study, three monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) 5D4, 7B2 and 3D10(More)
C1q is the target recognition protein of the classical complement pathway and a major connecting link between innate and adaptive immunities. Its globular signature domain is also found in a variety of noncomplement protein that can be grouped together as a C1q family. In this study, we have cloned and identified a novel C1q family member in cephalochordate(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an intricate cytokine. Many questions about it are not fully resolved. In order to identify the role of MIF in Chinese amphioxus, its genomic organization, transcription pattern and enzymatic activity were studied. It's found that MIF has multi-copy gene number in the Chinese amphioxus genome and special(More)
A novel F4-carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD)-linker-F3-CRD-type bi-CRD Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense galectin (BbtGal)-L together with its alternatively spliced mono-CRD isoform BbtGal-S from amphioxus intestine was encoded by a 9488-bp unique gene with eight exons and seven introns. The recombinant proteins of BbtGal were found to have(More)
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