The salmonid cathelicidins: a gene family with highly varied C-terminal antimicrobial domains.

Abstract

The cathelicidin family of host defence peptides is regarded as an important component of the host innate immune system. Its members have been found in mammals, birds, primitive vertebrate Atlantic hagfish and, most recently, also in ray-finned fish such as rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon. By using genomic PCR amplifications and RT-PCR tissue analyses we… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2009.01.003

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