Molecular characterization and expression analysis of a c-type and two novel muramidase-deficient i-type lysozymes from Penaeus monodon.

@article{Supungul2010MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular characterization and expression analysis of a c-type and two novel muramidase-deficient i-type lysozymes from Penaeus monodon.},
  author={Premruethai Supungul and Vichien Rimphanitchayakit and Takashi Aoki and Ikuo Hirono and Anchalee Tassanakajon},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={490-8}
}
Lysozyme is a widely distributed hydrolase possessing a hydrolytic activity against peptidoglycan in the bacterial cell wall and, hence, causing lysis of the bacteria. Two types of lysozymes; the c-type (PmLyzc) and the two catalytic residue ablated i-type lysozymes (PmLyzi1 and 2), were identified from the Penaeus monodon EST database (http://pmonodon.biotec.or.th). By RT-PCR, PmLyzc transcript was detected in all tissues: gill, antennal gland, epipodite, heart, hemocyte, hepatopancreas… CONTINUE READING