Genetic characterization of interleukins (IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12A, IL-12B, IL-15 and IL-18) with relevant biological roles in lagomorphs

@article{Neves2015GeneticCO,
  title={Genetic characterization of interleukins (IL-1$\alpha$, IL-1$\beta$, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12A, IL-12B, IL-15 and IL-18) with relevant biological roles in lagomorphs},
  author={Fabiana Neves and Joana Abrantes and Tereza Almeida and Ana Lemos de Matos and Paulo P Costa and Pedro Jos{\'e} Esteves},
  journal={Innate Immunity},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={787 - 801}
}
ILs, as essential innate immune modulators, are involved in an array of biological processes. In the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12A, IL-12B, IL-15 and IL-18 have been implicated in inflammatory processes and in the immune response against rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus and myxoma virus infections. In this study we characterized these ILs in six Lagomorpha species (European rabbit, pygmy rabbit, two cottontail rabbit species, European… 

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