Somatic and Germline Diversification of a Putative Immunoreceptor within One Phylum: Dscam in Arthropods.

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Arthropod Dscam, the homologue of the human Down Syndrome cell adhesion molecule, is a receptor used by the nervous and immune systems. Unlike in vertebrates, evolutionary pressure has selected and maintained a vast Dscam diversity of isoforms, known to specifying neuronal identity during the nervous system differentiation. This chapter examines the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20819-0_6

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@article{Brites2015SomaticAG, title={Somatic and Germline Diversification of a Putative Immunoreceptor within One Phylum: Dscam in Arthropods.}, author={Daniela Brites and Louis du Pasquier}, journal={Results and problems in cell differentiation}, year={2015}, volume={57}, pages={131-58} }