Molecular characterization of expressed DQA and DQB genes in the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)

@article{Bowen2002MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of expressed DQA and DQB genes in the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)},
  author={Lizabeth Bowen and Brian M. Aldridge and Frances Gulland and Jennifer S. Woo and William Van Bonn and Robert Delong and Jeffrey L. Stott and Michael D. Johnson},
  journal={Immunogenetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={54},
  pages={332-347}
}
To date, there are no published MHC sequences from the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), a thriving species that, by feeding high on the marine food web, could be a sentinel for disturbances in marine and coastal ecosystems. In this study, degenerate primers and RACE technology were used to amplify near-full-length (MhcZaca-DQB) and full-length (MhcZaca-DQA) expressed class II MHC gene products from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of two California sea lions in rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING