Identification and expression analysis of the g-type and c-type lysozymes in grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus.

@article{Ye2010IdentificationAE,
  title={Identification and expression analysis of the g-type and c-type lysozymes in grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus.},
  author={Xing Ye and Lili Zhang and Yuanyuan Tian and Aiping Tan and Junjie Bai and Shengjie Li},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={501-9}
}
Lysozyme is an important molecule of innate immune system for the defense against bacterial infections. We identified two genes encoding g-type and c-type lysozymes from grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus by the RACE method. The deduced amino acids of both lysozymes possessed typical structural residues and conserved catalytic sites similar to their counterparts across the species. In contrast, there was only 8.6% similarity of amino acid sequence between these two lysozymes. Phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING