Expression and function analysis of Rac1 homolog in Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis.

@article{Chi2013ExpressionAF,
  title={Expression and function analysis of Rac1 homolog in Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis.},
  author={Yanhong Chi and Fuhua Li and Yumiao Sun and Rong Wen and Shihao Li},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={927-32}
}
Rac1 is a ubiquitous GTP-binding protein that plays a crucial role in multiple cellular processes. In the present study, a Rac1 homolog (FcRac1) was cloned from the Chinese shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis. The open reading frame (ORF) of FcRac1 consists of 579 bp encoding 192 aa. The predicted molecular weight (MW) of the deduced amino acid sequence of FcRac1 was 21.46 kDa, and its theoretical pI was 8.62. Homology analysis showed that the amino acid sequence of Rac1 had high conservation among… CONTINUE READING