Genomic Sequence Analysis of the MHC Class I G/F Segment in Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

  title={Genomic Sequence Analysis of the MHC Class I G/F Segment in Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)},
  author={Azumi Kono and Markus Brameier and Christian Roos and Shingo Suzuki and Atsuko Shigenari and Yoshie Kametani and Kazutaka Kitaura and Takaji Matsutani and Ryuji Suzuki and Hidetoshi Inoko and Lutz Walter and Takashi Shiina},
  journal={The Journal of Immunology},
  pages={3239 - 3246}
The common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a New World monkey that is used frequently as a model for various human diseases. However, detailed knowledge about the MHC is still lacking. In this study, we sequenced and annotated a total of 854 kb of the common marmoset MHC region that corresponds to the HLA-A/G/F segment (Caja-G/F) between the Caja-G1 and RNF39 genes. The sequenced region contains 19 MHC class I genes, of which 14 are of the MHC-G (Caja-G) type, and 5 are of the MHC-F (Caja-F… 

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