Shulei Wei

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CD36, as one member of scavenger receptor class B (SRB) family, is a transmembrane glycoprotein and has been associated with diverse normal physiological processes and pathological conditions. However, little is known about it in amphioxus, a model organism for insights into the origin and evolution of vertebrates. In this paper, CD36 homologs in amphioxus(More)
CD36 is a transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the scavenger receptor class B family which plays crucial roles in innate immunity. Although CD36 is widely documented in mammals, the study of its functions in fish is still limited. Here we report the identification of a zebrafish cd36 homologue. Zebrafish cd36 has a higher gene expression in the tissues(More)
Galanin (Gal), a 29 (30 in human) amino acid neuropeptide, exerts its biological activities through three different G protein-coupled receptors, namely GalR1, GalR2 and GalR3. However, we previously found that only GalR1 and GalR2 exist in fish, and fish GalR1 has two genes (GalR1a and GalR1b), with GalR1a possibly representing the primitive gene form(More)
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