Sequence analysis and evolutionary aspects of piscine alpha-1-microglobulin/bikunin mRNA transcripts.

Studies on mammalian alpha-1-microglobulin/bikunin (AMBP) protein sequences suggest the ancestral AMBP gene arose between 270 and 80 million years ago. Here we report a similar study including recently reported piscine AMBP messenger RNA sequences. The analysis implies a far earlier data for the assembly of the ancestral AMBP gene, more than 450 million… CONTINUE READING