The CD8α gene in duck (Anatidae): cloning, characterization, and expression during viral infection

Abstract

Cluster of differentiation 8 alpha (CD8α) is critical for cell-mediated immune defense and T-cell development. Although CD8α sequences have been reported for several species, very little is known about CD8α in ducks. To elucidate the mechanisms involved in the innate and adaptive immune responses of ducks, we cloned CD8α coding sequences from domestic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11033-014-3784-3

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