Clip domain serine protease and its homolog respond to Vibrio challenge in Chinese white shrimp, Fenneropenaeus chinensis.

Clip domain serine proteases and their homologs are involved in invertebrate innate immunity, including hemolymph coagulation, antimicrobial peptide synthesis, cell adhesion, and melanization. Recognition of pathogens by pattern recognition receptors can trigger activation of a serine protease cascade. We report here the cDNA cloning of a serine protease… (More)