Transforming growth factor-β1b: a second TGF-β1 paralogue in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) that has a lower constitutive expression but is more responsive to immune stimulation.


The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) TGF-β1 sequence was one of the first fish cytokines described. Studies of its expression suggest it is constitutively expressed but displays refractory inducibility. Here we describe a second TGF-β1 (TGF-β1b) gene that is novel in several respects. TGF-β1b possesses typical TGF-β features, including a CXC motif and an… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.fsi.2012.11.011