Polymorphism of chicken CD8-alpha, but not CD8-beta

Abstract

 We report here the structural basis of CD8 polymorphism in the chicken. Three chicken strains (RPRL Line 7, H.B15.H7, and H.B15.H12) have 14 nucleotide differences in the CD8A cDNA sequence causing eight amino acid replacements in the extracellular part of the molecule. Only two amino acid replacements and four silent mutations were observed in the CD8B… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002510050293

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