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Vitellogenin is a novel player in defense reactions.
The significance of the presence of vitellogenin (Vg), a female-specific protein, in male and juvenile fish is uncertain. Here we show that the Vg purified from the rosy barb Puntius conchoniusExpand
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De Novo Transcriptome Analysis Provides Insights into Immune Related Genes and the RIG-I-Like Receptor Signaling Pathway in the Freshwater Planarian (Dugesia japonica)
Background The freshwater planarian Dugesia japonica (D. japonica) possesses extraordinary ability to regenerate lost organs or body parts. Interestingly, in the process of regeneration, there isExpand
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The role of a novel C‐type lectin‐like protein from planarian in innate immunity and regeneration
  • L. Gao, Y. Han, +9 authors Q. Pang
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Developmental and comparative immunology
  • 1 February 2017
ABSTRACT Planarian, a representative of platyhelminthes, has strong regeneration ability and less complicated innate immune system. However, planarian immune system remains poorly understood. In thisExpand
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Purification and characterisation of phenoloxidase from amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense.
Phenoloxidase (PO) from the humoral fluid of amphioxus B. belcheri tsingtauense was purified using a sequential combination of ammonium sulphate precipitation, Sephadex G-200 chromatography and DEAEExpand
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Presence of prophenoloxidase in the humoral fluid of amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense.
The presence of phenoloxidase (PO) activity in the humoral fluid of amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense was electrophoretically and spectrophotometrically studied. The enzyme was present inExpand
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14-3-3 α and 14-3-3 ζ contribute to immune responses in planarian Dugesia japonica.
14-3-3 proteins are a family of highly conserved acidic proteins that regulate cellular processes. They act as a kind of important signaling molecules taking part in many crucial decisions throughoutExpand
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Identification and functional analysis of invasion associated locus B (IalB) in Bartonella species.
Bartonellosis is caused by the genus Bartonella. Bartonella is widely distributed in the ruminants, cats, dogs, rodents and other mammals including humans. At least 13 species or subspecies ofExpand
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Identification and characterization of an atypical RIG‐I encoded by planarian Dugesia japonica and its essential role in the immune response
  • N. Li, A. Li, +8 authors Q. Pang
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Developmental and comparative immunology
  • 1 February 2019
ABSTRACT Retinoic acid‐inducible gene I (RIG‐I), an RNA sensor with a conserved structure, activates the host interferon (IFN) system to produce IFNs and cytokines for eliminating pathogens uponExpand
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A unique disulfide bridge of the thermophilic xylanase syxyn11 plays a key role in its thermostability
Based on the hyperthermostable family 11 xylanase (EvXyn11TS) gene sequence (EU591743), the gene Syxyn11 encoding a thermophilic xylanase SyXyn11 was synthesized with synonymous codons biasingExpand
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Vascular endothelium–targeted Sirt7 gene therapy rejuvenates blood vessels and extends life span in a Hutchinson-Gilford progeria model
Aged blood vessels accelerate systemic aging; SIRT7 gene therapy rejuvenates blood vessels and promotes longevity in aging model. Vascular dysfunction is a typical characteristic of aging, but itsExpand
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