Toshiyuki Iizasa

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The type I interferon (I-IFN) gene has recently been cloned and sequenced in the common carp species Cyprinus carpio L. Carp I-IFN cDNA is composed of 675 base pairs and is translated into a protein of 186 amino acid residues. The carp I-IFN encodes a predicted signal peptide of 23 amino acid residues and contains the I-IFN family signature(More)
In the current study, we cloned and characterized the neuromedin U (NMU) gene from the common carp Cyprinus carpio L., and identified its participation in immune responses in the teleost. Five isoforms of the preproNMU genes were generated by alternative splicing and isolated from carp. The longest form of the carp preproNMU1 (isoform 1) cDNA was composed(More)
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