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Origin and evolution of the RIG-I like RNA helicase gene family
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The data suggest that the RIG-I like helicases possibly originated from three distinct genes coding for the core domains including the HELICc, CARD and ATP dependent DExD/H domains through gene fusion and gene/domain duplication. Expand
Molecular characterization and expression analysis of nuclear oligomerization domain proteins NOD1 and NOD2 in grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella.
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A potential role of NOD1 and NOD2 in fish innate immune protection to bacterial and virus infections is suggested. Expand
Global characterization of interferon regulatory factor (IRF) genes in vertebrates: Glimpse of the diversification in evolution
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In vertebrates, the ten well-characterized IRF family members shared a relatively high degree of similarity in genomic structure and syntenic gene arrangement, implying that they might have been evolved in a similar pattern and with similar selective pressure in different classes of vertebrates. Expand
Expression and Functional Characterization of the RIG-I-Like Receptors MDA5 and LGP2 in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • M. Chang, B. Collet, +4 authors Jun Zou
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Virology
  • 15 June 2011
TLDR
It is demonstrated that both MDA5 and L GP2 are important RLRs in host surveillance against infection of both negative and positive viruses and that the LGP2 variant with a deletion of 54 amino acids at the C terminus acts as a negative regulator for LGP 2-elicited antiviral signaling by competing for the viral RNA PAMPs. Expand
Two Cathelicidin Genes Are Present in both Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
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Four cathelicidin genes have now been characterized in salmonids and two were identified in hagfish, confirming that cat helicid in genes evolved early and are likely present in all vertebrates. Expand
Identification of an additional two-cysteine containing type I interferon in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss provides evidence of a major gene duplication event within this gene family in teleosts
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Analysis of the regulatory elements in the IFN promoter region predicted several binding sites for key transcription factors that potentially play an important role in mediating IFN5 gene expression, which demonstrates that two subgroups are apparent within each of the 2C and 4C type I IFNs. Expand
Diversity, specificity and speciation in larval Diplostomidae (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) in the eyes of freshwater fish, as revealed by DNA barcodes.
Larvae (metacercariae) in some species of Diplostomidae (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) inhabit fish eyes and are difficult to identify to species based on morphology. DNA barcoding has clarified theExpand
Molecular variation of Bothriocephalus acheilognathi Yamaguti, 1934 (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) in different fish host species based on ITS rDNA sequences
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The molecular variation in Bothriocephalus acheilognathi Yamaguti, 1934 from 11 species of freshwater fish collected in Australia, China, the Czech Republic, England and Hawaii was investigated by determining the nucleotide sequences of the internal transcribed spacer region and it was demonstrated that the fragment length variation resulted primarily from microsatellite polymorphisms present in the ITS region. Expand
Melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 in zebrafish provoking higher interferon-promoter activity through signalling enhancing of its shorter splicing variant
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The over‐expression of Mda5a and MDA5b in fish cells resulted in significant induction of type I interferon promoter activity and enabled the protection of transfected cells against SVCV infection. Expand
Phylogeny of freshwater parasitic copepods in the Ergasilidae (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) based on 18S and 28S rDNA sequences
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Considering the relationships among the four genera, the phylogenetic analyses and subsequent hypothesis tests all suggest that Pseudergasilus clustered with some Ergasilus species may have a closer relationship with Sinerg asilus rather than with Paraergasil, which is polyphyletic rather than monophyletic. Expand
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