In silico identification and expression analysis of 12 novel CC chemokines in catfish

Abstract

Chemokines, a superfamily of chemotactic cytokines involved in recruitment, activation, and adhesion of a variety of leukocyte types to inflammatory foci, are a crucial component of the immune system of Sarcopterygiian vertebrates. Although all mammalian chemokines are believed to have been found, the status of these molecules in Actinopterygii was unknown… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00251-005-0006-0

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