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Functional analysis of domain of unknown function (DUF) 1943, DUF1944 and von Willebrand factor type D domain (VWD) in vitellogenin2 in zebrafish.
Vitellogenin (Vg), the precursor of egg-yolk proteins in all oviparous organisms, shares a similar domain structure combination. In most cases, Vg contains the Vitellogenin_N domain, the domain ofExpand
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Zebrafish CD59 has both bacterial-binding and inhibiting activities.
CD59, known as protectin, usually plays roles as a regulatory inhibitor of complement, but it also exhibits activities independent of its function as a complement inhibitor. This study reported theExpand
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Identification of sea bass pIgR shows its interaction with vitellogenin inducing antibody‐like activities in HEK 293T cells
Abstract Fish vitellogenin (Vg) has been shown to mediate the phagocytosis via interaction with a Fc&ggr;‐like phagocytic receptor on macrophages, but identification of such a receptor and itsExpand
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Anti-viral activity of galectin-1 from flounder Paralichthys olivaceus.
Galectins are a family of Ca(2+)-independent soluble lectins characterized by their affinity to β-galactosides. Mammalian galectins have been shown to play a defense role against certain bacteria,Expand
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Characterization and bioactivity of hepcidin-2 in zebrafish: Dependence of antibacterial activity upon disulfide bridges
Hepcidin is an antimicrobial peptide and iron-regulatory molecule with highly conserved disulfide bridges among vertebrates, but structural insights into the function in fish remains largely missing.Expand
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Identification and functional characterization of viperin of amphioxus Branchiostoma japonicum: Implications for ancient origin of viperin-mediated antiviral response.
Viperin, an antiviral protein, has been shown to be active against a wide range of DNA and RNA viruses, but no information is available regarding functional characterization of viperin inExpand
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Three in one: Identification, expression and enzymatic activity of lysozymes in amphioxus.
The lysozymes identified so far in animals belong to the g-type, c-type, and i-type. Vertebrate animals possess only the former two types, i.e., g- and c-types, while all the three types have beenExpand
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Evolutionary conservation of molecular structure and antiviral function of a viral receptor, LGP2, in amphioxus Branchiostoma japonicum
RIG‐I‐like (where RIG‐I is retinoic acid inducible gene I) receptor LGP2 (where LGP2 is laboratory of genetics and physiology) is an important intracellular receptor that recognizes viral RNAs inExpand
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Antiviral activity of phosvitin from zebrafish Danio rerio.
Lymphocystis disease virus (LCDV), a virus of Iridoviridae, can infect numerous teleost species, causing serious losses of aquaculture industry, and thus effective ways of prophylaxis and treatmentExpand
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Trans‐generational enhancement of C‐type lysozyme level in eggs of zebrafish by dietary &bgr;‐glucan
&NA; &bgr;‐glucan has been shown to increase non‐specific immunity and resistance against infections or pathogenic bacteria in several fish species, but information regarding its trans‐generationalExpand
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