Evolutionary Analysis of Functional Divergence among Chemokine Receptors, Decoy Receptors, and Viral Receptors

@inproceedings{Daiyasu2012EvolutionaryAO,
  title={Evolutionary Analysis of Functional Divergence among Chemokine Receptors, Decoy Receptors, and Viral Receptors},
  author={Hiromi Daiyasu and Wataru Nemoto and Hiroyuki Toh},
  booktitle={Front. Microbio.},
  year={2012}
}
Chemokine receptors (CKRs) function in the inflammatory response and in vertebrate homeostasis. Decoy and viral receptors are two types of CKR homologs with modified functions from those of the typical CKRs. The decoy receptors are able to bind ligands without signaling. On the other hand, the viral receptors show constitutive signaling without ligands. We… CONTINUE READING