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Through the Community Sequencing Program, a catfish EST sequencing project was carried out through a collaboration between the catfish research community and the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute. Prior to this project, only a limited EST resource from catfish was available for the purpose of SNP identification. A total of 438,321 quality ESTs(More)
Diabetes is a disease among several others that has been linked with the accumulation of carbonylated proteins in tissues. Carbonylation is an irreversible, non-enzymatic modification of proteins by carbonyls. In Diabetes, dicarbonyls are thought to be generated by the autoxidation of reducing sugars which react with proteins and eventually lead to the(More)
Construction of high-density genetic linkage maps is crucially important for quantitative trait loci (QTL) studies, and they are more useful when integrated with physical maps. Such integrated maps are valuable genome resources for fine mapping of QTL, comparative genomics, and accurate and efficient whole-genome assembly. Previously, we established both(More)
Cathepsin D is a lysosomal aspartic proteinase that participates in various degradation functions of the cell. In this study, we characterized the cathepsin D genes in channel catfish and found two genes encoding catfish cathepsin D, referred to as cathepsin D1 and D2 genes. These two genes are highly similar in genomic structure and organization, sharing a(More)
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