Characterization of an interleukin-15 like (IL-15L) gene from zebrafish (Danio rerio).

  title={Characterization of an interleukin-15 like (IL-15L) gene from zebrafish (Danio rerio).},
  author={Irengbam Gunimaladevi and Ram Savan and Kenji Sato and Ryoji Yamaguchi and Masahiro Sakurai Toshiaki Sakai},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  volume={22 4},
In fish, interleukin (IL)-2, IL-21 and IL-15 genes have recently been identified by in-silico cloning. Fish IL-15 gene is similar to counterparts from mammals and other vertebrates. A zebrafish genomic database-search initiated to find IL-2 and IL-21 genes from zebrafish (Danio rerio) led to the identification of an IL-15 like gene (IL-15L). This gene was cloned by prediction and the transcripts were subsequently cloned by PCR. The predicted translation yielded a 162 amino acid protein with a… CONTINUE READING